Getting to know Redskins lineman Arie Kouandjio

Diane Roberts gets to know wWashington Redskins lineman Arie Kouandjio.

WASHINGTON (WUSA) - The Washington Redskins have been hobbled by injury.

 Nowhere more so than the offensive line.

Guard Arie Kouandjio, who played for the team last year but didn't make the final cut this season, was picked up when players started getting injured one after the other.

Diane Roberts talked with him about his journey to the NFL, which began in the Cameroon in Africa.

He came to this country when he was 6 years old, arriving at Dulles Airport and greeted by his mother with a large lollipop.

Kouandjio said he’s never seen anything like it, “wow, America has some nice stuff.”

He and his younger brother Cyrus both played football at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, MD.

He said it’s a blessing to play in the NFL in the same town where he went to high school. 

His younger brother, Cyrus also was a proud DeMatha Stag.

They both played together at Alabama as well.

The two also became American Citizens just last year.

The Redskins last home game of the year will be against Denver.

That will be an interesting game for Arie as his brother plays for the Broncos.

“It’s going to mean a lot. It’s awesome to see him, but the same way he probably feels, we gotta go to work.”

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