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Ramsey: Former Air Force QB Jaleel Awini a strong Ghana soccer fan

Published: June 17, 2014, 1:48 pm, by David Ramsey


Drove to Denver on Monday to watch the U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup game with friends and family.

A couple minutes before the game started, a tall man walked into the sports bar draped in the Ghana flag.

There were about 150 people jammed into the bar, and they greeted the tall man with friendly boos.

The tall man was former Air Force quarterback Jaleel Awini.

His parents were born in Ghana.

Awini started three games for the Falcons in 2013 before being removed from the team. He transferred to Colorado.