Many folks don’t know this, but the Minnesota Vikings drafted a player in the 2014 NFL Draft that wasn’t an American citizen.
Minnesota selected guard David Famiyekyi Yankey out of Stanford in the 5th round of the draft. Yankey was born on January 18th of 1992 in Sydney, Australia. He moved from Sydney to Roswell, Georgia as a kid and attended school there. He became a top flight recruit out of Centennial High School and was recruited by Stanford to play on their offensive line.
While at Stanford, he majored in Science, Technology and Society.He left school one year early in order to cash in on his football playing skills and help his parents (David and Darina Yankey) and his brothers Alexander and Jerome out financially.
Recently, Yankey worked toward becoming a citizen of the United States and his diligence paid off. Today, David Yankey was proud to declare his new citizenship on his Twitter account, as shown here:
Big congratulations go out to David Yankey on becoming a citizen of the United States. Also, congratulations go to him for becoming a member of one of the best NFL franchises in the world, the Minnesota Vikings. Hopefully, Yankey will be able to help out his family and the Vikings at the same time and become a huge success in the NFL.