Unc Is a Bear: Elijah “Unc” Sow Commits to Morgan State



Elijah Sow, who held a record this past season, has decided to take his talents to the Morgan State Bears.

Elijah Sow, Wilde Lake stand-out offensive tackle, committed to play Division I football at Morgan State University in Baltimore. 

The choice of Morgan State was an easy one for Elijah, who said that he felt at home at Morgan State. Elijah also had offers from other schools, like Wheeling University in Pennsylvania, and Bowie State in Maryland. The 6’3” 250 pound tackle has been an integral part of the Wilde Lake offense, says Coach Mike Greengold.

Elijah has been playing football for 10 years, and was inspired by his older brother Abdoul. Growing up, Elijah would watch Abdoul, a defensive end, in action on the field. Abdoul played at Wilde Lake before his graduation in 2016 and went onto play at University of Colorado.

“[Abdoul] put me on to football, and we [have] been playing since we were little,” said Elijah. 

From a young age, Elijah  says his parents were supportive of him playing football, and started him on the Howard County Terps at age nine.

Elijah earned his nickname “Unc” because he’s an old soul, according to multiple teammates of his, such as Chris Martin.

Chris goes up against Elijah in practice as defensive end. “In practice, he’s someone great to go against,” Chris said.  

Coaches describe Elijah as a smart player. “Not too much fools him on the field,” said Coach Mike Greengold, an offensive coordinator.

Junior quarterback Gio Butler felt confident behind the offensive line with Elijah’s protection. “I never need to worry about him knowing which guy to block,” he said. 

Overall, Elijah set a positive standard for his teammates. “He was a role model, someone you followed by example,” said Chris.