Family Man: Winston-Salem State’s Sione Umufuke living the dream

Sione Umufuke is not hard to pick out in a crowd at Winston-Salem State University, on-or-off the football field. For one, he’s 6’3, 330lbs.

But it’s more than his size that makes the Sacramento, CA native loom large even among the big bodies that wear red and white.

Umufuke is a 30-year-old father of two, who was graduating from high school when some of his freshmen teammates were still in elementary school. He also leads the team in the Haka Dance ritual before every game.

WSSU head coach Kienus Boulware first learned of him a few years back back from another player from California. It took a while, but Boulware was finally able to get him to come to the North Carolina school, and he couldn’t be happier with the results.

Check out Umufuke’s story in his own words as his team prepares to take on Bowie State in the CIAA Football Title game on Saturday.

  https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhbcugameday%2Fvideos%2F982264211901475%2F&show_text=0&width=560

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

On the field. Behind the basket. In the pressbox. Bringing you HBCU Sports like you've never seen it before.

Copyright © HBCU Gameday 2012-2019 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from HBCU Gameday is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to HBCU Gameday with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

To Top