Haitian Invasion Of The NFL And The Super Bowl

Four players in Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV are Haitian Americans, and many other Haitians are looking to follow in their footsteps.


This recent earthquake can only shake but not break us. As Haiti looks to rebuild from January's devastating earthquake, we will continue to make progress in other areas such as sports, education, art, science, technology, medicine and many others.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon and Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma are the latest Haitian Super Stars performing in Super Bowl XLIV. Garcon has been raising money for Haiti through his Helping Hands Foundation.

He hopes to raise $500, 000 so he can distribute food and aid during a personal visit in April.

According to CBS News, fifteen players from this year's graduating class at Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida signed football scholarships to play in college, a staggering number even by football-mad Florida standards.

Three of those players are Haitian American, including Jeff Luc, the best high-school linebacker in the US. Jeff Luc has had more than 50 offers from college powerhouse teams.

Jephte Leveille is another young promising young Haitian in the NFL. Jephte Leveille, a junior, lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, until he was 7 years old. His parents left the country dreaming of a better life.

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