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Old 01-30-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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Very cool 60 Minutes piece on American Somoa. An island of 65k residents has 30 players in the NFL and 100+ in NCAA Div 1.

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Scott Pelley travels to American Samoa to find out how a territory with a smaller population than a pro-football stadium sends more players to the NFL than any similarly populated place in America.
Football Island - 60 Minutes - CBS News (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6108545n - broken link)
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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I saw it as well, good article. Kinda hoped that they would make mention of Jack Thompson of the Cincinnati Bengals. His nickname was "The Throwin' Samoan." I don't know if he was the first NFL player from American Samoa, but he was one of the first anyway. His son later turned out to be a tight end for Washington State University, and his nephew Tavita Pritchard, according to Wikipedia, is one of the quarterbacks for Stanford.
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