TEMPE, Ariz. Sam Achos life is encapsulated in one of his favorite quotes from the Christian rapper Lecrae.
I dont want to be a celebrity; I want to be a servant.
Acho cant help the former. Hes an NFL player, and a good one at that. But the Cardinals second-year outside linebacker is doing all he can do to stay true to the latter goal.
A lot of times, people get caught up in things that arent as important, whether it be your reputation or your salary or your playing time, Acho said. Its important to remember what your priorities are. Once you realize what your priorities are, you actually live your life that way.
Achos priorities are simple. He wants to do Gods work. In esoteric terms, that means honoring his family while staying true to Gods will and word. In practical terms, it means a lot of local charity work through the team or on his own. But it also means an annual, two-week pilgrimage to his homeland of Nigeria with his parents, Sonny and Christie, and his brother, Emma...