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Gosder Cherilus, Detroit Lions offensive tackle

Gosder Cherilus is a Haitian born football star who has made it in the limelight out of his great and exceptional talent on the field. He plays for Detroit Lions of the National Football League as an offensive tackle where so far he has shown a great deal of talent and expertise. He is one of the few players who have made it out of their being very much dedicated at what they do such that he is one of the few players who are able to make a great chance out of nothing by just getting into the field and doing what they do and only know.

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Jason Pierre-Paul, American football player from Haiti

Despite being a successful player for the National Football League, Jason Pierre-Paul has not been silent about his roots. He is nicknamed JPP and has recorded remarkable success as defensive end in the American football. Jason Pierre-Paul began his NFL career with the New York Giants in 2010.

Jason Pierre-Paul was born in January 1, 1989. His parents are Haitian and were living in Deerfield Beach, Florida during Jason's birth. His parents had left their mother land in 1983. Though he is a successful NFL player, Jason played basketball at Deerfield Beach High School. However, after a leg injury, he switched to football in his junior year.

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Jean Alexadre joins Orlando City (Soccer)

Haitian soccer superstar Jean Alexandre has been an international hit in Major League Soccer for the past three years. He has since played with several teams, belonged to numerous clubs, and has brought Haiti a name in the sports scene.

Jean Alexandre was born in Verrettes, a municipality in Haiti, but was raised in the state of Florida where he entered Lynn University. While in college, he played for the Palm Beach Pumas and the Ventura County Fusion. He first gained international fame when he was drafted by Real Salt Lake in 2009 where he played for three seasons and did 38 appearances. Alexandre was then traded off to the San Jose Earthquakes in 2011.

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Antonio Cromartie, professional football player San Diego Chargers

Antonio Cromartie is one of the players in the US who has made a great career by simply playing his heart out. He is an American cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He got into football after being recruited by the San Diego Chargers after being drafted in the 2006 NFL Draft becoming 19th overall.

Cromartie has thus made a big career as a player where he has so far garnered a great popularity and where he is very much loved by all his fans all over the country. He got into the teams after a great show in his high school years where he used to play for the teams. He attended school at Lincoln High School where he presented a great show of his abilities recording great achievements.

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Canadian sprinter Bruny Surin, born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Bruny Surin, a renowned Canadian sprinter, was born in Cap-Haïtien, Haïti on 12th July 1967. He was raised in Canada where his family had found residence in 1975. Though he is famous for short distance running, Bruny began his athletic career in the long jump.

He made his first outstanding performance in the mid 1994 commonwealth games in which he won gold medal in the 4x100 relay. After switching from long jump to sprinting, Bruny Surin has won several medals. In the 1995 world championship games, he won a silver medal in the 100m race. He also secured a gold medal in the 4x100m relay with the Canadian team. He added to his medals in 1996 when he won another gold medal in 4x100m relay at Atlanta.

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Cliff Avril, professional American football player

Cliff Avril is one of the Detroit lion's national team of football players. He is born of Haitian parents who had moved into the US during one of those moments the country was experiencing some major struggles for the political power. He was however born in the US making him a US citizen.

There are some major games Cliff Avril has played so far that have managed to get him to the top of the leagues such that he is very famous across the country. He has over time been names a great player simply out of the number of tackles and sacks he has been able to achieve. He is one of the players whose future seem quite clear and bright since he is able to easily make the best in a game while it seems in its worst state. There are various games he has played so far that have made him so famous.

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D'Anthony Batiste, professional American football player

D'Anthony Batiste is one of the many Haitians making it big in the American football leagues. He plays for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League where he is an offensive tackle player. He is of Haitian parents who were among the many who moved into the states during one of the many political setbacks that used to be in the country during the time and which have been on till today.

There are many players making it big in the states but D'Anthony Batiste is one of the few who has been given so many titles out of his ability on the field such that he is one of the best players around. He was at some point name the all-state, all parishes, all regions and even the all district champion in his years in school.

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Davin Joseph, professional American football player

Though Davin Joseph was national heavyweight wrestling champion and two time 2A state champion, he is much known as an American football guard. He was born on November 22 in 1983 in Hallandale of Florida of Haitian parents.

Joseph is famous mainly for his playing career in the team Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been playing National Football League for Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 2006. He also was an important part of college football team at Oklahoma.

Davin Joseph chose his path to become a football player when he attended Hallandale High School in Hallandale, Florida. He played at the school team both as guard and defensive line. He made a record appearance in a total of 532 games. During the final year of his school he had 100 tackles and 24 sacks which earned him an award of All State and became the Broward County Defensive Player of the Year.

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Blue Jays introducing baseball to Haiti

Participating in sports can be an important part of a young person's life. If the youngster gets the right coaches, who are teachers and leaders, the experience can lead to a lifetime of involvement and enjoyment with sports. This is what Mooser and his friend had in mind when they started baseball in Haiti. They started a Little League team which got Martha Rogers, the chair of the Rogers Foundation, a charitable organization also involved after meeting Mooser through Artists for Peace and Justice, a nonprofit organization.

Rogers also involved the Jays care Foundation and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and with their donations, they helped to build a sports academy in Haiti. Danielle Bedasse, the executive director of the Jays Care Foundation took the initiative with a lot of passion. He said, "These are kids that don't have anything, so the least we could do was use some of the resources that we have and provide some equipment and Blue Jays gear and make them feel great." They bought the equipment, Blue Jays hats, T-shirts for the kids, and they started a baseball program.

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Marc Calixte, Haitian-American football player

Marc Calixte was born in Montreal, Canada, on September 26, 1978. A Haitian-American, he began his professional football career nine years ago, as a seventh overall pick, in round one in the Canadian Football League (CFL) Canadian Draft in 2003.

Prior to his entry into professional sports, Marc Calixte played college football at Tennessee-Martin University. He now plays as a linebacker for the Stampeders, a position in which strength is highly valued. According to John Hufnagel, the Stampeders General Manager and Head Coach, "Marc is as effective a special-team player as you can find in the Canadian Football League . . ."

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