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USF Track and Field’s ‘Village Boy’, Abdul-Rasheed Saminu Comes From Humble Beginnings

The sprinter has gone from chasing rabbits in Ghana to chasing records in South Florida.

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For USF men’s track and field sophomore sprinter Abdul-Rasheed Saminu, so much of his backstory seems like pure fiction.

He grew up in a tiny West African village — in a dwelling without electricity — and ran barefoot to chase down rabbits for food. His first formal competition was on a grass track. He came to America and dreamed of greater opportunities.

And now he’s one of the fastest men in college track.

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By Joey Johnston Athletics Senior Writer

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