Michigan's Darboh now a U.S. citizen
Michigan receiver Amara Darboh is establishing himself in Michigan. After three games, he’s the team’s leading receiver for an offense that’s beginning to take shape.
But what he did on Thursday was more significant than any touchdown catch. He took the United States Oath of Allegiance on Thursday, making him a U.S. citizen.
The former war-time orphan came to the United States as a kid after the Sierra-Leone conflict took the lives of both of his parents. An Iowa family raised Darboh when he came to America at age 7.
To read about Darboh’s complete journey to the United States, read this Ann Arbor News story that was written upon his commitment to Michigan.
Michigan coaches took to Twitter to congratulate the senior wideout.
Some days are bigger than others Congratulations Amara Darboh for taking the US Oath of Allegiance today.US CITIZEN! pic.twitter.com/daFapWkHP9
— John Baxter (@CoachJohnBaxter) September 24, 2015
Congratulations to Amara Darboh on officially becoming a U.S. Citizen this morning at the Federal Courthouse in DET. pic.twitter.com/Ka6mywRL3o
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) September 24, 2015
Darboh will look to lead the Wolverines to their first victory over a ranked team of the Jim Harbaugh when No. 22 BYU comes to Ann Arbor on Saturday.