Born to African immigrants Bakary Traore and Rouguiatou Kaba, Traore grew up in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. He commuted two hours each way to Matignon High School, where he participated on the football and basketball teams.
Badara Traore plays offensive lineman for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals in American football (NFL). At LSU, he played collegiate football.
At Brooklyn, New York’s ASA College, Traore participated for two seasons. In order to continue playing collegiate football, he transferred to Louisiana State University in 2018 and declined offers from 26 other institutions, including Oklahoma, Auburn, and Texas.
He participated in all 13 of his first season at LSU, starting two of them, and was hailed by head coach Ed Orgeron as “one of the most improved guys on the team.”
Traore took turns playing on special teams and backing up Austin Deculus at right tackle heading into his senior season. He participated in 13 games and made three starts against Georgia Southern, Ole Miss, and Arkansas during his last season at LSU (one at left tackle and two at right tackle).
Following the 2020 NFL Draft on April 25, the Chicago Bears signed undrafted free agent Traore. He was released on September 5, 2020, and the following day he was added to the practice squad.
After testing positive for COVID-19 on October 10, 2020, Traore was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list. On January 11, 2021, he inked a reserve/futures deal with the Bears. On August 24, 2021, the Bears released him.
How Good Is Badara Traore?
His huge frame has always been his advantage and ultimately a lot of defenders find it difficult dealing with him.
What Happened To Badara Traore?
On August 24, 2021, he was waived by the Bears during to injury.