Barima Akuoko
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Barima Akuoko

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Ill.

High School:
Southeast

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
TB

Experience:
HS

Southeast HS: Four-year varsity letterwinner ... 2007 Chicago Tribune All-State Special Mention ... all-conference as a senior ... led the Central State Eight Conference in rushing (988 yards) and scoring (15 touchdowns) in 2007 ... as a senior, had three catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns (team only threw 11 times all season) ... also ranked in the top-10 among conference tacklers (82 tackles, including 45 solo stops) ... coached by Jeff Thomas ... also lettered in basketball, powerlifting and track and field ... participated on the three-year state championship qualifying 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relay teams.

Data: Born 8-17-89, in Dallas ... son of Joseph Akuoko ... one of six children ... intended major: pre-engineering ... pronounced bah-REE-ma ah-COO-ah-COO.