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Winnipeg Free Press: Bombers draft choice Gassama embraces role of underdog

May 2, 2024 — 

It would probably be unwise to bet against AK Gassama.

The 5-9, 158-pound wide receiver doesn’t fit the mould of what a successful pro is supposed to look like but don’t bother telling him that.

He’s been hearing it for years.

“You get tired of it, but my whole life, I’ve always been in a position of being an underdog because of that,” said Gassama Wednesday, a day after the Winnipeg Blue Bombers made him a sixth-round (55th overall) pick in the CFL Draft. “But I love it and I embrace it. It’s never stopped me before. Honestly, it’s made me who I am.”

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