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Get to know: O-line target Daniel Akinkunmi

By: Richard Davenport Richard Davenport's Twitter account
Published: Thursday, February 23, 2023
2024 OL Daniel Akinkunmi.
2024 OL Daniel Akinkunmi.

Arkansas 2024 offensive line target Daniel Akinkunmi said in December he planned to take an official visit to Fayetteville and is eyeing a trip in June. 

Akinkunmi, 6-5, 300 pounds, plays for NFL Academy in London, England, after taking up the sport a little more than a year ago. 

He traveled to the United States for a week last summer to participate in camps at SMU, TCU and Houston. Razorbacks offensive line coach Cody Kennedy was able to evaluate him during the Mustangs' camp and offered him a scholarship two days later. 

Akinkunmi has other offers from Washington State, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Texas-San Antonio and others. 

Nickname: official or official grind

Favorite thing about playing on the offensive line: being able to use my anger and aggression out on people.

Coach Cody Kennedy is: an amazing person 

Funniest football moment: tripping on my knee braces when running.

If I couldn't play football, I would want to star in: music producer

My mom is always on me to do: nothing really, my mum raised me very well.

Must watch TV:  Last Chance U

Love or hate rollercoasters: Love

What super power would you choose if given the option: Mind reader 

My two pet peeves are: Dirty living space and people wasting time 

If you could meet a famous person, who would it be: Trent Williams 

My hidden talent is: I can make music beats

Your favorite fast food chain and why: Whataburger, the burgers are amazing. 

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Burgers 

I will never ever eat: Bugs

Favorite junk food: Gummy Bears

My favorite sweet tooth carving is: Haribo

Strangest thing I’ve ever eaten: Snails

Who is your all-time celebrity crush: Nia Long

If you could live anywhere, where would that be: U.S.

I’m terrified of: nothing really 

Most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep: on the floor 

Love or hate horror movies and why: Hate don’t believe in them.

Cat or dog person and why: Dogs because they are very loyal and protective 

Do you think aliens exist: Yes 

I get emotional when: achieve a big time goal 

Which do you prefer Twitter, snapchat, instagram or Tic Tok: Tic Tok 

Best advice I’ve received: Give every opportunity a chance. You don’t want any regrets when you die.

Role model and why: God because he helps me and guide me.

Three words to describe me: passionate, disciplined and resilient

People would be surprised that I: can do the splits


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