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Ziggy Ansah dons cap and gown prior to heading off to NFL draft

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  • mindgames Aurora, CO
    April 27, 2013 12:11 a.m.

    Great article...it is nice to read about this youn man and the success that he is having. As I read about his journey through the different sports that he loved only to find ultimate success in football, it is a credit to him and his family that he could reach the highest level of that sport and become a football player in the NFL. It helped remind me of another great BYU athlete who came to America and thrived at BYU...Kresimir Cosic from Yugoslovia. I hope that Ziggy will have as much influence on Ghana as Cosic had on Yugoslovia. I think that with his talents and his spirit he would be a great ambassador for an American success story and the spreading of the gospel in Ghana and possibly all of Africa.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    April 26, 2013 9:35 a.m.

    The term scholar-athlete was never applied to a better example.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    April 26, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    What's not to love about this story and young man ?

  • Born in Provo Logan, UT
    April 25, 2013 7:44 p.m.

    Way to go Ziggy!!! You represent the university well. Best of luck wreaking havoc against opposing offenses and God bless! #5 overall pick...wow.

  • Californian#1@94131 San Francisco, CA
    April 25, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    ~~ "Education is very important in Ghana," Ohene-Opare said. "The way you help Ghana is to get educated. That gets you out of that kind of economic prison. It liberates people. ~~

    I hope more than a few American kids are reading those words and Ziggy Ansah's story. What an inspiration these folks are.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2013 4:01 p.m.

    Congratulations!!

    You're doing very well Ziggy. Great work.

    I'm very happy for you and your family.

    Good luck and best wishes for a very happy and prosperous life!