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Larry Asante was born in Ghana and moved to the United States when he was eight years old. Raised in Alexandria, VA by his parents, Juliana, and Paul Asante. He started playing football in the 9th grade and fell in love with the sport. He attended Hayfield High School. As a prepster, he starred on both sides of the ball earning all-league honors as a running back in the AAA Patriot Division.


Larry played linebacker for Coffeyville, using his speed and ball-hawking abilities to register 76 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three blocked kicks and an interception as a redshirt freshman in 2006. His performance netted him All-Jayhawk League honors, and honorable-mention All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association.


After Coffeyville, he earned a scholarship from Nebraska, where he transitioned and played safety and earned a Bachelor of Science, Economics Degree. He won the starting strong safety job during spring ball. Larry finished his Nebraska career in strong fashion in 2009, helping the Cornhuskers feature one of the nation’s top defenses while earning he first-team All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches. He finished his senior season with 79 tackles, including 42 solo stops. His tackle numbers as a senior pushed his total to 224 career stops, the third-most in school history among defensive backs. Asante capped a career that saw him start 36 of 39 games during his three seasons in Lincoln.


Larry was drafted into the NFL by the Cleveland Browns in the 5th round (160th overall) of the 2010 NFL draft. Over the next six years, he played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts & Oakland Raiders.


Larry currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He enjoys coaching, physical-fitness, health, and wellness, and spending time with children. His desire is to leave a legacy for his family and change the lives of others through his philanthropic endeavors.

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