It has been well documented that right tackle Stephane Nembot, who hails from Cameroon, has been away from his family since coming the United States nearly five years ago.
Extremely family-oriented, the 6-foot-7, 305-pound Nembot has been selfless in helping his family -- sometimes at the expense of his own nutrition. Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said Tuesday that Nembot has been sending his money to Cameroon to help his struggling family, rather than using the money to buy himself food.
"Sometimes he struggles to eat exactly correctly," MacIntyre said. "We have our snacks and our (team) meal that we have, so we try to make sure that he always hits those meals. You don't learn those things until you get around him.
"I go, 'Why haven't you been eating?,'" MacIntyre said. "'Coach, I had to send the money home.'"
While MacIntyre would love to see his starting right tackle get the proper nutrition he needs, MacIntyre said he understands the sacrifice Nembot has made to help out his family in their native country.
"I'm very proud of Stephane Nembot," MacIntyre said.