Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali is one of the toughest and most talented defenders in the NFL, which is why he is among the leaders in the race for the NFL Defensive MVP award. However, it wasn’t always easy for Hali and he detailed some of his early life struggles in an incredible interview with Dan Le Betard on Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable on ESPN.
Hali grew up in war torn Liberia, where he was often fearing his life, before escaping the country and coming to the United States of America.
Once he was here, Hali needed to quickly adapt to the culture change, learn a new language and find a way to fit in. It’s safe to say that he has been successful and now he is always willing to share his success with others — the video details how generous Hali can be in his community.
You can watch Hali open up on his rough times growing up in the video below: