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Giants Now: Bobby Okereke hosts girls flag football clinic with Diana Flores


Bobby Okereke hosts girls flag football clinic with Diana Flores

Over the years, the New York Giants have shown a commitment to the continued development of girls flag football.

The latest example of this came recently, as one of the team's big offseason additions, linebacker Bobby Okereke, hosted a girls flag football clinic with Mexican national flag football team QB and caption Diana Flores.

Okereke and Flores led drills and shared some advice with all of the young athletes in attendance, according to NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent Sr.

Okereke comes from an interesting background.

Born in San Mateo, California, the linebacker (full name is Robert Nnanna Okereke) is first-generation American whose parents emigrated from Nigeria. During his childhood, he spent eight years as a scout and rose all the way up to his current level as an Eagle Scout.

While attending Foothill High School, where he was a four-time varsity letterwinner, he performed in Carnegie Hall with his high school choir. Okereke, a management, science and engineering major at Stanford, interned under former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also received his master's degree in media studies.

Flores has been a trailblazer for women in sports. Last summer, she led the Mexican National Team to a victory over the United States in the World Flag Football Games Championship, helping her home country earn the gold medal.

Flores, an ambassador for the NFL, also starred in the league's Super Bowl LVII commercial, which highlighted the growing sport of flag football.

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