Ben Lippen alumnus Samkon Gado, who played in the National Football League with five teams, gave the charge to the 2014 graduates of Ben Lippen High School.
Gado, a native of Nigeria, moved with his family to Columbia in 1991 where he began attending Ben Lippen in fifth grade. He played his college football at Liberty University on a full athletic scholarship. In 2005, Gado became a member of the Kansas City Chief’s practice squad. After being released by the Chiefs, he was picked up by the Green Bay Packers. His NFL career would also take him to the Houston Texas, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans.
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