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Okafor (right) is getting advice from a former teammate.
The transition from the college game to the professional game can be difficult and lonely. The fourth-round pick from Texas, Alex Okafor, came to Arizona and found a familiar face in linebacker Sam Acho.
Both players have Nigerian-born parents, according to the story on the team's official website, and that helped forge the initial bond when Acho met Okafor when Okafor was visiting Texas on a recruiting trip.
Okafor has turned to Acho for help as he goes through his first-season rookie minicamp and OTAs.
Between the family connections and collegiate connections, they also share a unique connection that's hard to top. Okafor was taken with the 103rd overall pick in 2013. Acho was drafted in 2011 also with the 103rd overall pick.
Same college team. Same professional team. Same draft pick. And now, they will have the same results in the 2013 NFL season with Arizona.