Posted On: 01/17/17 6:45 AM

Harding quarterback and defensive back Shad Kebaso is a walking example of the American dream. He was born in Kenya, and as a child, his father moved to the United States to attempt to build a life here. When his father felt he had established himself in America, he brought his family – including ten-year-old Shad – to Minnesota.

Kebaso didn't play football until middle school. After a successful career at Harding, he earned a college scholarship.

It didn't take long for the senior to decide to accept.

"I received an offer from Southwest Minnesota State," Kebaso said. "When I went down to visit the campus I liked the small classes. I like that I have a chance to play right away."

Like in real estate his college decision came down – in part – to location, location, location. It was far enough away from home, but not so far as to prevent his family from following his career.

Kebaso also liked the family atmosphere at SWMS, liked the direction of the program and felt the defensive scheme was something he was already comfortable with.


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