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https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/akron-canton-news/former-university-of-akron-wr-matthew-cherry-wins-oscar-for-animated-short-hair-love

 

LOS ANGELES — Former University of Akron and NFL wide receiver Matthew Cherry became the second former professional athlete in history to receive an Oscar with his win Sunday for the animated short “Hair Love,” joining NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

 

Cherry was a star at the University of Akron, where he still holds the school record for most yards on punt returns in a season, with 305 in 2003. He played alongside former Browns’ quarterback Charlie Frye on the Zips.

 

After about three seasons in the NFL playing for the Panthers, Bengals, Jaguars and Ravens, Cherry left the league and began his career in media, which he obtained a degree in from Akron. ...

 

 

https://www.wkyc.com/article/entertainment/events/oscars/former-university-of-akron-football-player-wins-academy-award-for-best-animated-short-film/95-a5d26ab1-c3e5-476b-b2be-000e70f3f067

 

LOS ANGELES — From MAC football star to...Oscar winner? You heard that right!

 

Former Akron wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry took home the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film Saturday night for his production Hair Love. It is the first such award for Cherry, who both wrote and co-directed the piece. ...

 

 

http://fox8.com/2020/02/09/former-university-of-akron-football-player-wins-oscar-for-short-film-hair-love/

 

LOS ANGELES, Cali. (WJW) — Northeast Ohio was proudly represented at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

 

Former University of Akron football player, Matthew A. Cherry, won an Oscar for best animated short film for “Hair Love,” which he directed. The film is about an African American father who is learning how to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. ...

 

 

https://www.cleveland19.com/2020/02/10/former-university-akron-football-player-matthew-cherry-wins-oscar-hair-love/

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - From the bright lights under the football field to the bright lights of Hollywood, former University of Akron football player Matthew A. Cherry wins Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Hair Love.” ...

 

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On 3/20/2010 at 12:14 PM, Captain Kangaroo said:

Article on one of my all-time favorite Zips.

Cool to see him doing so well. B)

Captain is true to his word on this. The first time I ever saw him (had not met him yet) was at the game at UConn in 2007 where he was wearing a Matt Cherry jersey.

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https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-matthew-cherry-oscar-best-animated-short-film-20200210-na4r7pmv6nbdfjc4qllgm3ja2a-story.html

 

U of A mention.

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So cool for a great Zip!

 

Don't forget that former Zip DB Rich Reliford is a pretty successful actor, which is odd for a mechanical polymer engineering grad.

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