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Former Akron Zip Takes Home The Oscar Featured

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University of Akron alum, and former Zips wide receiver Matthew Cherry can add Oscar-winner to his resume. 

Last night, Cherry won the Academy Award for "Best Animated Short" Sunday for his film "Hair Love" about an African American father learning to do his daughter's hair for the first time.

The film was funded by through a Kickstarter campaign that raised $300,000.

Cherry, an NFL journeyman, played on the same Zips team as former Browns quarterback Charlie Frye. He still holds the school record for most punt returns in a single season with 305.

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