RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Born in Chile, Sammie Reyes had never dreamed that one fine day he would get a call from one of the most prestigious American football teams – Washington – after traveling all over Florida and Hawaii and trying his best to pick up all the tactics and strategies that would make him one of the major stars in the world of American football.
Born poor to a physical education teacher and an insurance adjuster in Talcahuano, Chile, Reyes did not know a word of English when he came to the US.
He credits the movie, The Matrix, as having helped him learn the language from scratch. Reyes had come to the US with just US$50 per month that his family sent him to become a hotshot in the field of basketball – with a scholarship to a Florida high school. But fate had other ideas in store for the 6 ft. 5in. man of pure muscle and studious football gaming.
The scholarship granted him might have been the opportunity to even set foot on American soil, but apart from that, Reyes is a self-made man.
He might have struggled hard this year, as he says, but it has also been the most rewarding year of his life. His coach, Rivera, has the utmost faith in him as he is on the cusp of becoming the first-ever Chilean player in the NFL.
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