Only two Colombians have competed in the National Football League. Christian Gonzalez, a cornerback who is Colombian-American, acknowledged his heritage after the Patriots selected him in the first round.
When asked why he wore a suit with Colombian flag colors, Christian answered:
“My dad was born in Colombia and he moved to America to play basketball when he was 18 …” Gonzalez told reporters via a Zoom call. “It means the world to me, to be able to put on for South America. They don’t really play football over there, so having little kids know they can do what they want if they set their mind to it, I just want them to know they have someone they can look up to.”
¡QUE MOMENTO 🏻! La bandera de Colombia grita presente en la NFL con Christian González 💛💙❤️
— Stephany (@Stephy3pa) April 28, 2023