Asamoah was born July 21, 1988 in Matteson, Illinois. After playing high school football at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois, Asamoah was only considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and was not ranked among the nation’s best lineman prospects.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
As a true freshman, Asamoah started five of the last six games of the season at guard. In 2007, he started all 13 games and was in on 991 offensive plays, blocking for the Big Ten Player of the Year Rashard Mendenhall.
As a junior, Asamoah was part of the group that helped Illinois rank first in the Big Ten in total offense and passing offense.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Asamoah was drafted by the Chiefs in the third round (68th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.
After stating one game his rookie season, he started 31 games at right guard in 2011 and 2012. Going into the 2013 NFL Season, he was expected to compete with Geoff Schwartz for playing time, but ended up starting nine games anyway.
Asamoah signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with the Falcons on March 11, 2014.
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