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Breaking News! Gambia produces 1st Professional American Football (NFL) Player

Lamin Barrow certainly would have the longest middle name of any Broncos middle linebacker.


The son of an immigrant from The Gambia, Barrow weathered the storm to play at Louisiana State. Lamin, parents Ali and Saidah and his three siblings were displaced from their home just outside New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina when he was beginning his high school football season in 2005. They were forced to move to Alexandria, La.

Ultimately, Lamin has realized his dream of playing in the NFL. But he won't be able to wear his No. 18 jersey. That number is taken by Peyton Manning.

Before Lamin's senior season, his teammates voted that he be given "18" — the jersey number awarded to the Bayou Bengals' leader of highest character. The tradition began after the 2003 season, when quarterback Matt Mauck wore the number while guiding LSU to the national championship.

Mauck, oddly enough, was drafted in the seventh round by the Broncos in 2004. He made the team, but never played a game in Denver.

Lamin's career here should last longer. John Elway said the 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker, who impressed the Broncos at the Senior Bowl, could play outside or inside. They can use a middle linebacker.

Give the Broncos' draft a B-plus, given that they were picking so late and traded away their fourth-round choice. They got a quality cornerback, a wide receiver, two offensive linemen and two linebackers.

Story by:
Woody Paige
The Denver Post

The full story of Barrow

Lamin Samboujang Barrow (born November 29, 1990) is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Broncos in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

High School

Barrow attended John Ehret High School in Marrero, Louisiana, where he was named District 8-5A Defensive MVP and Louisiana Class 5A All-State as a senior. He recorded 71 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries, two interceptions, five forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered with two of those returned for touchdowns.

Considered a three-star recruit by, he was rated as the 22nd best inside linebacker prospect of his class.[1]

College career

Barrow attended Louisiana State University where he played for the LSU Tigers football team from 2009 to 2013. During his career, he appeared in 51 games, including 28 starts, where he accumulated 230 tackles, including 14.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, seven pass break-ups, one forced fumble and four fumble recoveries. [2] As a redshirt senior, he was named a second-team All-SEC selection.[3]

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[4]
In the fifth round Saturday afternoon, the Broncos appropriately drafted a linebacker.

Sorce: wikipedia
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