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Journalism on Display: SC Featured Follows Kwity Paye’s Improbable Journey From West Africa To NFL Draft

Airing Sunday morning on SportsCenter, "Long Way Home" profiles the former Michigan star - now an NFL first-round draft pick - and his family's inspiring drive to survive and succeed

SportsCenter SC Featured follows the improbable story of Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye (19) for the NFL Draft (ESPN)

Sunday’s “SC Featured” segment on SportsCenter will follow the story of Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye in the NFL Draft. Paye’s improbable journey to Ann Arbor and the draft began when he was born in a refugee camp in West Africa. “Long Way Home,” produced by Jon Fish and reported by Shelley Smith, will debut in the 8 a.m. hour and re-air in other editions of SportsCenter throughout the day.

In addition, ESPN staff writer Hallie Grossman profiled Paye and his family. Thursday during the 2021 NFL Draft’s first round in Cleveland, the Indianapolis Colts selected Paye with the 21st overall pick.

– Michael Skarka

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