- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - University of Michigan wide receiver and Sierra Leone native Amara Darboh is now a U.S. citizen.

The Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/1Mto8CJ ) reports Darboh took part in a naturalization ceremony Thursday morning at U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Darboh left Sierra Leone with his family for Gambia when he was 2 or 3. By the time he was 7, he and his sister, brothers and mother worked their way to Iowa. He was taken in by a family in Des Moines when he was in sixth grade.

Growing up, Darboh says he considered himself an American. He tried to become a citizen late in high school, but paperwork was lost in the move to Ann Arbor.

After receiving his naturalization certificate, Darboh said that he feels “the same” and “grateful” for his family and where he came from.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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