It's been a pretty big couple of weeks for David Yankey. First, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings after a stellar career at Stanford University, and he followed that up by being the first of Minnesota's ten draft choices to sign his rookie contract.
On Thursday, Yankey completed a journey of much greater significance.
Proud to say I became an American citizen today!— David Yankey (@papa_yank) May 23, 2014
Yankey, who was born in Sydney, Australia, was raised in Georgia, attending high school at Roswell Centennial.
The decision to become an American citizen is a pretty big one, and not one that people take lightly. Mrs. Gonzo completed the same journey nearly a year ago, so this story strikes a bit of a personal chord with yours truly.
Congratulations to David Yankey on completing the journey to American citizenship! I believe that I speak for many fans of the purple and gold when I say that we couldn't possibly be happier for you.