One day before he helped the Temple Owls beat Florida International in the Gasparilla Bowl, linebacker William Kwenkeu became a citizen of the United States.

Originally from Cameroon, Kwenkeu came to America in 2012, two years after his mother had arrived. He taught himself English, having no knowledge of the language prior to arriving, he told Philly.com.

Four years later, he enrolled at Temple as a three-star linebacker out of St. Charles (Waldorf, MD).