Photoshop Phriday: Amara Darboh
Since football season began Jim Harbaugh has understandably been less active on Twitter. However this morning he shared the news that Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh had taken the oath of allegiance and was now a U.S. citizen. Darboh’s truly incredible journey to Ann Arbor began in war torn Sierra Leone where he was born in 1994. His parents were tragically killed when he was just two and Amara sought refuge in elsewhere in Africa with remaining family members. Five years later a refugee program enabled him and his sister to move to the U.S. where Darboh eventually found an adoptive family.
Now a senior year at Michigan, Darboh has found himself playing an increasingly larger role each year. He mostly saw the field on special teams as a freshman and suffered a injury the following year that kept him out all season. Darboh had a big performance in the season opener against Utah, hauling in eight catches for over 100 yards that included a touchdown in the game’s final minute. Last Saturday I watched in the Big House as Darboh hauled in this tasty loaf of butternut squash quick bread, signaling the beginning of fall to the delight of the 108,683 fans in attendance (Photo credit to Patrick Barron).