Former University of Texas and NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho made his triumphant return to his alma mater to deliver the new graduate commencement address in Austin, Texas.
After his keynote on Saturday, Acho sat down with Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey for a conversation about his new book, Illogical: Saying Yes to a Life Without Limits.
After earning New York Times Bestselling Author status with his book – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – Acho’s Illogical is a “call to push beyond our limits and say yes to a life of endless possibility.”
Lively Discussion: University of Texas graduate Emmanuel Acho sat down with Matthew McConaughey to talk about his new book – Illogical: Saying Yes To A Life Without Limits
Considered by many to be a skilled speaker, both on and off screen, McConaughey couldn’t help but show off his verbal abilities while interviewing Acho.
The Dallas Buyers Club star, 52, also showed off her casual fashion sensibility in brown denim jeans with a charcoal button down shirt and brown suede shoes.
In an added touch of style, the proud Texas native also donned a multi-colored newsboy hat over his dark brown hair.
Being a skilled speaker himself, Acho, 31, also opted for a casual blue denim outfit with a colorful jumper and white trainers.
‘Hey, hey, hey’: McConaughey, 52, showed off his smile and his speaking skills as they chatted about Acho’s new book and his road to success
His life without limits: Acho, 31, sat down with the Oscar-winning actor after giving the University of Texas commencement speech on Saturday
The premise: Acho’s new book Illogical is a “call to push beyond our limits and say yes to a life of infinite possibility”
The Dallas native’s post-college life is an important piece when breaking down the elements of his third book, Illogical.
The son of Igbo immigrants from Nigeria, Acho graduated from the University of Texas in December 2011 and eventually earned a Master in Sports Psychology in 2017.
After playing four years with the Longhorns, the linebacker was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
But after bouncing between the active roster and the Browns and Philadelphia Eagles practice squads, in part due to injuries, his football career would be over in November 2015.
His journey: The Dallas native’s post-college life, which began with a stint in the NFL, is an important piece when breaking down the elements of Illogical
Stylin’: McConaughey was the picture of laid-back cool in brown denim trousers, a charcoal button-down shirt, brown suede shoes and a multi-coloured newsboy hat
History: McConaughey, 52, once chatted with Acho amid the success of his book – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – which became a New York Times bestseller after its release in 2020
Acho has since taken a temporary job as an analyst for the Longhorn Network who transitioned to a full-time analyst role in the fall of 2016.
In two years he was promoted to ESPN2’s college football programming, then in 2020 moved to Fox Sports will replace Jason Whitlock as co-host of the studio show, Speak For Yourself.
In June 2020, following the murder of George Floyd, Acho began a YouTube interview series, titled Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, as a way to educate and inform about racism, systemic racism, riots against social injustice and black suffering. feeling today.
Work: The Dallas Buyers Club star spoke to the public during the conversation
Last film role: McConaughey’s last role was as Buster Moon, in the computer-animated musical comedy film Sing 2 (2021)
Inspired, he wrote the book of the same name, which became a video series and a New York Times bestseller.
On his way to success, Acho says he had to ignore what everyone around him called “logic”: the astronomical odds of not getting there and the risks of continuing to dream bigger or different, depending on the Synopsis of Illogical.
“Whether creating the next breakthrough startup, fighting for change as an activist, or pursuing a personal passion, Illogical is the go-to book for all readers ready to become part of the world. change,” the synopsis continues.
McConaughey and Acho have already sat down for a conversation about race, white privilege and what McConaughey can do better as a white man, amid the success of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, which Acho said he wrote ‘for white people to rise their level of understanding, which can ultimately lead to currency.’
Making his mark: Acho had the honor of delivering the class of 2022 commencement speech at the University of Texas, his alma mater
Spread the Word: All New Graduates Received Copies of Illogical
Humbled: The Dallas native called his commencement speech ‘the greatest honor of my life’