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Sam Acho will make you feel like a slacker

Don’t watch Thursday’s PFT Live segment with Texas defensive end Sam Acho unless you want to feel a little worse about yourself.

The third-team All American and first team all Big 12 member is readying for life in the NFL and a possible transition to outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.  Work ethic should not be a problem for him at the next level.

Acho was a two-time Academic All American, speaks Spanish, and won a pair of national scholar athlete awards.  He travels to Nigeria every year as part of a medical outreach program.  Oh, and he can rip off some Shakespeare when Florio puts him on the spot.

For the entire interview, head to the PFT Live homepage.  Or you can download the show as a podcast on iTunes.

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6 Responses to “Sam Acho will make you feel like a slacker”
  1. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Mar 24, 2011 6:23 PM

    Gesundheit.

  2. canadianvikingfaniii says: Mar 24, 2011 6:26 PM

    The NFL and really any professional sport needs more guys like him. Someone to show they aren’t all about the game they play and themselves, but that academics and volunteering to help others is an important part of them as well.

  3. joelvis72 says: Mar 24, 2011 7:47 PM

    I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I laid bricks through high school and college, and I have a 3 year old and a 3 week old. So I don’t really feel like a slacker after reading this.

  4. thefactor51 says: Mar 24, 2011 7:49 PM

    Yeah most athletes do a ton of charity work and community service but the media would rather put AP talking about the NFL and slavery or some guy getting a DUI. Smh

  5. ag85 says: Mar 24, 2011 7:58 PM

    canadianvikingfaniii says: Mar 24, 2011 6:26 PM

    The NFL and really any professional sport needs more guys like him. Someone to show they aren’t all about the game they play and themselves, but that academics and volunteering to help others is an important part of them as well.
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    yeah… except for the fact that those athletes are often criticized for putting other things in front of football

  6. duffer58 says: Mar 25, 2011 1:24 AM

    There are a lot of great stories like him in NFL. But Espn would rather talk about Favre throwing to high school kids and T.O. complaining about Carson Palmer.

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