Samoa News
Samoa Hotels
Tourist Information
Yellow Pages
Samoa History
Manu Samoa
Articles
Samoan Tattoos
Flora & Fauna
Sports
Samoa Links
Contact


How Can Tiny Samoa Dominate The NFL?
22-05-2015 - Forbes.

When University of Washington Defensive Tackle Danny Shelton arrived for the NFL Draft in Chicago wearing traditional Samoan dress and almost choked the life out of Commissioner Goodell in an on-stage hug, it symbolized the amazing dominance that one tiny island and itsí Polynesian neighbors have in NFL football.

Five Polynesian players were selected in the first 66 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft, the most ever for the first three rounds. Over 70 players in the NFL are of Polynesian descent. There are 30 players from American Samoa in the NFL and more than 200 play Division I NCAA Football. A Samoan male is 56 times more likely to play in the NFL than an American non-Samoan.

>> http://www.forbes.com/sites/leighsteinberg/2015/05/21/how-can-tiny-samoa-dominate-the-nfl/