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Josh Allen speaks out about growing up with speech impediment, adversities

Kentucky star linebacker Josh Allen has had a phenomenal senior season, shattering records and raising his NFL Draft stock. In the process, his defense has become one of the best in the SEC, shutting down some of the best teams in the conference.

But the process for Allen to get to this point hasn’t been easy in the slightest.

The star Wildcat was born with a speech impediment that led to him getting bullied throughout his childhood. He was also underprivileged growing up, losing out on hot water during showers and struggling with money throughout.

Instead of using that as an excuse to give up in life, Allen converted those adversities into personal strengths, encouraging others to overcome their difficulties in the process.

CNN’s Coy Wire caught up with Allen about his adversities and released the video below:

This kid is a stud on and off the field.



Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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3 Comments for Josh Allen speaks out about growing up with speech impediment, adversities

  1. dcforuk
    10:49 pm November 4, 2018 Permalink

    Thank you Josh for demonstrating perseverance, for your work ethic, your commitment and for giving an accurate account of the one who gave you all that talent! BBN is glad you are wearing the blue and white and not the opponents’ colors!

  2. ClutchCargo
    12:14 am November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Really proud of this guy, and the staff for finding a true diamond in the rough.