Our opinion: Obomanu was the right choice to speak at Selma QB Club

Published 6:57 am Monday, November 14, 2022

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Ben Obomanu was the perfect person to speak on Scholarship Night at the Selma Quarterback Club this week.

Before Obamanu signed with Auburn University 20 years ago, the Selma High senior was sitting in the audience like the five scholarship recipients were at the George P. Evans Building.

All of the recipients, Perrin Utsey, Allen Michael Creech, John Allen Ingram of Morgan Academy, and Keith High’s duo of Carnelius Williams and Javon Richardson, listened intently to every word that Obomanu uttered.

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We consider Obomanu as the poster child for being a solid student-athlete for high school, college, and the real world for Dallas County.  He grew up in a family of educators, all of whom served a great example for him to follow.

Obomanu advised the kids to create value for themselves on and off the field. He proudly spoke about playing seven NFL seasons but was prouder of being a good husband, father, and attorney, returning home, and being invited to speak at Auburn.

We applaud the Selma Quarterback Club for bringing Obomanu back to speak on Scholarship Night.

The kids enjoyed the message, setting a future path for them to gain success in college and life.