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Tarik Cohen has defied what some would call insurmountable odds on his way to becoming an NFL Pro Bowl running back. He had to overcome his 5-foot-6 height, which is always seen as a negative when evaluating blue-chip athletes.
His small stature disqualified him from being recruited by Power 5 schools that could have used an athlete of his ability. He settled on North Carolina A&T, an HBCU that was the only school willing to offer Cohen a D-1 scholarship.
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It then took herculean efforts in college for Cohen to be noticed. But after rewriting the offensive history MEAC books and becoming the MEAC All-Time leading rusher, Cohen was eventually drafted in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, where he’s blossomed into a dual-threat all-star for the Chicago Bears.
Now an established superstar and inspiration to kids in his home state of North Carolina — the former Bunn HS track and football standout, is sharing his success with the community by hosting a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for kids ages 5 to 17 in Greensboro.
Tarik Cohen, A&T alumnus and Bears running back, to host free football camp in Greensboro https://t.co/NxjH9MICGr via @NewsandRecord
The event is on Saturday, July 13th, from 10 am to 1 pm at BB&T Stadium on the A&T campus. It’s free of cost to all participants and registration begins at 9 am.
The clinic is designed to introduce children to football by teaching basic skills in an exciting and energetic environment and is funded through a grant from the NFL Foundation.