Miami Dolphins players Louis Delmas, right, and teammate Terrence Fede have Haitian roots.This is Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas, one of the Haitian players in the NFL . Robert Duyos, Sun Sentinel This is Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas showing off his Haitian flag that is tattooed on his left torso. . Robert Duyos, Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins safety #25 Louis Delmas shares a laugh with teammate corner back #24 Cortland Finnegan during the beginning of phase three of OTA practice session Tuesday morning in Davie.
Miami Dolphins rookie defensive end Terrence Fede is seen during training camp, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.Delmas, who attended Western Michigan University and spent his first five NFL seasons with Detroit, and Fede, a seventh-round pick from tiny Marist College in upstate New York, are two of at least 20 known NFL players with Haitian roots. The NFL consists of nearly 1,700 players.
Other NFL players with Haitian roots include Cincinnatti Bengals running back Gio Bernard, who attended St. Thomas Aquinas, and New York Giants guard Davin Joseph, who attended Hallendale High School.”We take pride in the colors; we take pride in the history that we have going on there,” Delmas said. “It’s not a lot of Haitian-Americans that have the opportunity that we have to succeed in something we love to do. I’m proud to say I’m a Haitian, and I’m proud to represent my colors, as well as the other players in the NFL.” via – Sun Sentinel .