Okoye in the news as he gets set for trip to Nigeria

Here's a nice read on Texans defensive tackle Amobi Okoye and his upcoming mission trip to Nigeria from the Katy Times newspaper. Okoye had a press conference at Reliant Stadium last Friday to discuss his trip with the media.

A resident of Katy, Okoye received a donation of approximately 30,000 school books from the Katy Rotary Club and Katy Independent School District for his March 12-21 trip. He will be traveling to Nigeria, his native country, with teammate Frank Okam and a team doctors and nurses from the Africa Cancer Center, Inc.

The primary goals of Okoye's third-annual trip are to introduce American football to the continent of Africa and to promote education through his Changing Africa Through Education scholarship program. Okoye awarded 28 college scholarships to Nigerian student-athletes last year.

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