Dec. 9, 2010
Imagine traveling more than 2,775 miles, spending 12 hours on a plane and leaving family to follow your dreams. It is a risky move, but well worth it when it comes to football for one City College student.
Joemeko Culmer, 19, also known as Meko, was born in the Bahamas and made his way to the United States for his senior year of high school in 2008. He decided to start an adventure on his own, leaving his mom, dad and two sisters back home.
America is known as the land of opportunity; it promised him a better education, a job and freedom to make his way as an adult. Most importantly, he says, it gave him the opportunity to play football.
“I always wanted to be a linebacker,” says Meko, with a slight accent, which is what he became on the City College football team.
Weighing in at approximately 215 pounds, Meko has a lot of muscle and a lot of heart to offer the game. When he came here, it was the first time he had played football on a team. Only recently has football been played in the Bahamas.
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