Gado honored for off-field work

Texans running back Samkon Gado is a renaissance man of sorts. His interests definitely are not limited to the gridiron. Besides playing in the NFL, the Nigerian-born Gado enjoys pursuing his other passion, which is the medical profession.

With plans to attend medical school once his athletic career finishes, Gado is preparing himself for life after football by helping out at local hospitals whenever he has free time. His goal, one day, is to return to his homeland to fight the spread of AIDS, as well as other debilitating and preventative illnesses that have debilitated his fellow countrymen and women.

For his generous volunteer work, Gado has been honored by former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, a football analyst for CBS sports, who named Gado to his annual All-Iron Team.

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