06/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

NFL Star Asomugha Takes At-Risk Students On Inspiring College Tour

Despite being an honor student, junior class president, and a running back for his school's football team, Kenneth Chancey and his sister live on Los Angeles' skid row, an area that can typically leave teenagers impoverished or involved with gangs.

CNN reported about Chancey's struggle to graduate high school and go to college months ago, and the network soon received a call from Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, the highest-paid defensive back in the National Football League.

Asomugha wanted to take Chancey on his annual college tour, an opportunity for at-risk youth to travel to Washington D.C., meet a member of Congress, visit Georgetown and other colleges, and of course, see the world through the eyes of a former at-risk youth who's now an NFL superstar.


Clancey will be the first in his family to go to college. Asomugha expressed to CNN his joy at doing the tour. "Every year I do the tour is a new adventure," he said.