Maryland defensive end Melvin Keihn has already had an incredible journey. Coming from the war-torn country of Liberia, Keihn is among the lucky few to make it out of the country and be given a chance to make something out of himself.
Keihn left Liberia for the United States as a child, but was forced to leave his mother behind. He’s made the most of his opportunities in the United States, playing Division I football in a Power Five conference.
But none of that helps ease the pain of not having seen his mother for well over a decade.
Take a look at his story, and the emotional reunion 14 years in the making.
Incredible. Keihn bares little resemblance to the boy that fled the country to join his father who had been granted political asylum in the United States.
However, time has done little to waiver the love between a mother and son.
Keihn is now a junior at Maryland after being recruited as the 11th best player in the state at any position. One of the best parts of college football season is getting to see the long, winding journeys that some players take to the FBS.