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UK Football’s Abadi-Fitzgerald Finds Community in the Big Blue Nation

Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald (UK Photo by Mark Cornelison)

By Mey Mills, Amy Jones-Timoney and Brad Nally

University of Kentucky News

LEXINGTON, Ky. — UK defensive tackle Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald came to the U.S. from Nigeria when he was only 12 years old. He arrived in Lakeland, Florida, where he found his adoptive family, as well as a love for football. His athletic passions led him to the University of Kentucky where he found his other family — the Big Blue Nation. Abadi-Fitzgerald will graduate this weekend with a bachelor’s degree in human communication from the College of Communication and Information. He now aspires to be a role model for his family in Nigeria.

Watch the video below to learn more about why Abadi-Fitzgerald fell in love with UK and discover how his journey to the United States from his home in Nigeria eventually led him to be a member of the Wildcat family.


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