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0.4% – The Struggle, Identity and Pride of Asian-Americans in Football

Posted October 18, 2018 by in


0.4% – The Struggle, Identity and Pride of Asian-Americans in Football

by: Pranav Iyer
As of 2016, only 0.4 percent of NCAA Division I football athletes were of Asian descent, making them the least represented ethnic group in the sport. Often times, Asian-American athletes shy away from football because of the overwhelming obstacles that are a result of cultural and societal pressures. But there are a select few that have been able persevere through the hardship and find success in the sport. Hear the stories of Menlo Atherton head coach Adhir Ravipati, Stanford University receiver Sidhart Krishnamurthi, East Los Angeles College quarterback Phillip Tran and many other prominent Asian-American football players who are trailblazing a path for future generations to follow.
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0.4% - The Struggle, Identity and Pride of Asian-Americans in Football

Pranav Iyer is the GSF Editor in Chief and has been on staff since 2016, publishing feature stories, highlight reels and event recaps. He has a passion for sharing the stories that need to be heard and bringing to light the issues that need to be talked about. Specifically, he has an interest in multimedia sports journalism and delving into topics regarding Asian-American athletes.

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