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Bills’ Kouandjio joins new team: America

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Bills tackle Cyrus Kouandjio has joined a new team. 

The greatest team in the world. 

Kouandjio became a U.S. citizen on Thursday. He took the Oath of Allegiance in the U.S. District Courthouse in Buffalo. 

Judge Michael J. Roemer administered the Oath to 34 new citizens from 24 countries. He then invited Kouandjio in front of the courtroom to lead the new citizens in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

WIVB-TV in Buffalo was in the courtroom for the ceremony. 

Kouandjio and his brother Arie were born in Cameroon. They migrated to America nearly 20 years ago. Cyrus was four. 

Both played football at Alabama and both are now in the NFL. Arie plays for Washington. 

Arie took the Oath of Allegiance in September. 

Cyrus said the day and the courtroom are things he’ll never forget. 

“It brings me a lot of joy to be out here,” Kouandjio said. “I grew up in America. All I know is America. I’ve never been back home yet, since I was four years old when I came here. I’ve always felt like I’ve been a part of it, but not really a part of it. Now, I feel like I’m a part of it and it’s awesome.”

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