Mathias Kiwanuka's personal story is so amazing that his football career may actually be the least interesting thing about him. Not that he was a slouch there - he won two State Championships at Cathedral, was an All-American at Boston College, and captured two Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants - but his family's history is quite compelling.
The former defensive end was our latest Catching Up With guest on Friday's show. Kiwanuka chronicled his family history, which included his grandfather becoming the first prime minister of Uganada. However, tragedy struck as he was assassinated by brutal dictator Idi Amin, and Kiwanuka's parents fled to Indianapolis to raise Mathias and his siblings. His mother worked three or four shifts to afford to send him to Cathedral, where his play led to a tremendous tenure at BC and a nine-year NFL career with the Giants. Oh, and did we mention he saved his brother's life following a horrific motorcycle accident?
Hear Mathias Kiwanuka's incredible journey: