10 International Players on the Indianapolis Colts Who Represent the Global NFL

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According to Pro Football Reference, about three percent of current NFL players hail from outside the U.S., not including players with experience living abroad. As scouts continue digging for talent in unexplored pools, referring to Super Bowl winners as "World Champs" is becoming increasingly appropriate. Here are ten current Indianapolis Colts with ties outside the United States (not counting Lavon Brazill, whose name is a country).

10. Daniel Adongo, OLB, Kenya

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10. Daniel Adongo, OLB, Kenya

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About a year ago, Daniel Adongo was a rugby player in South Africa. He had no football experience and didn't even know the rules before the Colts invited him to visit the States for a workout. Despite his late start, Adongo still managed to work his way from the practice squad to the active roster in his first season.

9. Gosder Cherilus, T, Haiti

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9. Gosder Cherilus, T, Haiti

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Cherilus was born in Haiti, moved to the United States when he was a teenager and has since become an American citizen. He's been heavily involved in charity and rebuilding efforts in the wake of the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake.

8. Ricky Jean Francois, DT, Haiti

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8. Ricky Jean Francois, DT, Haiti

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Francois is the son of Haitian parents who immigrated to the United States. He's also been involved in recovery efforts since the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

7. Jerrell Freeman, ILB, Canada

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7. Jerrell Freeman, ILB, Canada

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Freeman played three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was a 2011 CFL All-Star and played in two CFL Grey Cup championship games.

6. Stanley Havili, FB, Tonga

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6. Stanley Havili, FB, Tonga

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Havili is the son of Tongan immigrants, who was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a side note, he's married to one of the Indiana Pacers' (Pacemate) dancers.

5. Justin Hickman, OLB, Canada

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5. Justin Hickman, OLB, Canada

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Hickman played three seasons with the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats (in Hamilton, Ontario). He was named an All-Star and nominated as their Most Outstanding Player.

4. Andrew Luck, QB, England and Germany

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4. Andrew Luck, QB, England and Germany

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Luck spent the better part of the first ten years of his life hopping between Germany and London while his father, former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck, was working with NFL Europe. While overseas, he developed a deep love of soccer, but happily decided to play gridiron.

3. Henoc Muamba, LB, Winnipeg

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3. Henoc Muamba, LB, Winnipeg

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Muamba is a native of Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo) but grew up in Ontario, Canada. He played college football in Canada at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. As the first overall pick in the 2011 CFL Draft, he played three seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was named an All-Star.

2. Adam Vinatieri, K, Amsterdam

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2. Adam Vinatieri, K, Amsterdam

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After college, Vinatieri spent a few months as a free agent with the Amsterdam Admirals in NFL Europe before joining the New England Patriots in 1996.

1. Bjoern Werner, OLB, Germany

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1. Bjoern Werner, OLB, Germany

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Werner came to the United States as a high school exchange student. While at Salisbury High School in Connecticut, he decided to give gridiron football a try. He returned to Germany, continued playing for Berlin Adler and then came back to Salisbury for his senior season, which led to him attending Florida State University.


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