About Akbar Gbajabiamila:
Entertainment personality and pro football legend Akbar Gbajabiamila, a Southern California native played professionally for five years as a linebacker and defensive end with Oakland, San Diego, and Miami before retiring in 2008. He is the host of heart-racing obstacle course competition series American Ninja Warrior.
Akbar has a long history of volunteering and social consciousness. He currently serves as a board member for the Asomugha Foundation, an organization aimed at creating better educational opportunities for impoverished communities. He also serves on the board of the Michael J Fox Foundation. As a collegiate undergrad, Akbar joined Athletes for Education, a youth education program where he was able to promote financial literacy for youth in the San Diego community.
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