Despite this setback in his sports career, his acting career continues to shine. Omari has been featured on numerous TV shows, including Saved and Dark Blue. He’s also appeared in several films, including Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna, The A-Team, Kick-Ass and Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls.

Omari currently appears on the hit BET series, Being Mary Jane. He has also written over 4,000 poems.

Omari’s Life Lessons


Football requires a unique brand of teamwork. When you’re a part of a team, understanding your role and trusting your teammates to know their role is critical.


Football provides a variety of challenges that will test (and help to build) your perseverance. You will sometimes lose a game, and you will sometimes have to deal with situations that will challenge you emotionally, physically and mentally.


Football requires the player to discipline themselves and to work hard. There is also a beautiful life lesson in the scrutiny and evaluation process.

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