Steve Young, Ziggy Ansah connected through charity work in Ghana

Young's foundation paved the way for BYU star

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  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    July 29, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    I love this story. And it reminds me that there is some good that can come from BYU having a football program.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    July 29, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    When you throw a pebble in a pond, the ripples spread wide and far.

  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    July 28, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    Samhill: Only 25% of students in Ghana are able to go to high school, there is not room for more. The church needs to build high schools there to support our members and build leadership. Africans have embraced the church, but has the church really embraced Africa? Building high schools and a BYU-Africa would be a very affirmative and politically astute answer.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    July 28, 2013 11:26 a.m.

    Great story about a bunch of great people, particularly Ziggy.

    One caveat. I would have liked to see a bit more about the academic excellence Ziggy represents.

    He is undoubtedly an athletic wonder and it is as a professional athlete that he will almost certainly have his greatest financial success. But, it is precisely because of his very rare, perhaps practically unique physical characteristics.

    When it comes his quick and agile mind, he is not so unique and so could act as a much more effective model of potential success for many more children, in Ghana and elsewhere.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    July 28, 2013 9:15 a.m.

    From Ghana to Detroit? Not much of a change. Good luck Ziggy. I wish you much success.

  • JoeCoug OREM, UT
    July 28, 2013 5:45 a.m.

    Well-written, Jeff, and a great story! I'm hopeful that his impact with the Lions and the NFL will be a positive one. Truly many miracles occurred along the way to bring Ziggy to this point...amazing.