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UK Football’s Abadi-Fitzgerald Finds Community in the Big Blue Nation

Discover how this UK Football player's journey to the U.S. from his home in Nigeria eventually led him to UK.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 12, 2021) — Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald came to the U.S. from Nigeria when he was only 12 years old. He arrived in Lakeland, Florida, where he found his adoptive family, as well as a love for football. His athletic passions led him to the University of Kentucky where he found his other family — the Big Blue Nation. Abadi-Fitzgerald graduated in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in human communication from the College of Communication and Information. He now aspires to be a role model for his family in Nigeria. As he begins his final football season as a Wildcat, he is also making an appearance in the UK 2021 institutional spot. 

Watch the video above to learn more about why Abadi-Fitzgerald fell in love with UK and discover how his journey to the United States from his home in Nigeria eventually led him to be a member of the Wildcat family. 


Abule Abadi Fitzgerald, Mark Cornelison | UKphoto
Abule Abadi Fitzgerald, Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

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