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Oakland Raiders honor high school scholar-athlete

Raiders honor Oakland Technical High School senior Akintunde Ahmad.
The accolades and rewards keep coming for an Oakland scholar and athlete, who will be heading to Yale on a full ride scholarship in the fall.

Oakland Technical High School senior Akintunde Ahmad went on a shopping spree Tuesday at the Raider Image Store, with help from hall of famer Willie Brown and three Raiders players.

The 18-year-old, who's graduating at the top of his class with a 5.0 GPA and scored 2100 on the SAT, also received an unexpected gift from general manager Reggie McKenzie.

"Another gift from the Raiders, a Windows Pro Surface computer," McKenzie said. "So this thing will serve you very well at Yale University. Okay, from the Raiders -- thank you, congratulations."

Ahmad made national headlines when he was accepted to ten universities. He even appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show last month.

Not only is he academically smart, the teen plays three instruments and is an outstanding baseball player.

On Monday night, he was honored as the Oakland region's student athlete of the year by California's governing body for high school sports.
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