The National Football League Celebrates International Diversity with NFL Heritage Program

Over 330 players and coaches will represent their heritage and cultural background by wearing international flag decals on their uniforms NFL Heritage Program returns this season in weeks 7 and 8

 

October 19, 2023

The National Football League will celebrate players' and coaching staff's cultural origins this season with its NFL Heritage program, with all 32 teams represented.

Across weeks 7 and 8 of the 2023 season, over 330 players and coaches will return to the field wearing international flag decals - with players adding flags to their helmets and coaches wearing patches on jackets - to represent the ever-growing pool of various nationalities and cultures that make up the League.

Fans will see 70+ nations and territories represented by athletes including Tua Tagovailoa, Fred Warner, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Puka Nacua, Chris Olave, DJ Moore, Jimmy Garoppolo, Aaron Jones, Efe Obada and Jordan Mailata, among others, as well as coaching staff across 17 clubs including Bill Belichick, Arthur Smith, Ron Rivera, Brian Daboll and more.

"As we continue to prioritize the NFL's growth globally, we're proud to have our players and coaches honor their backgrounds through the NFL Heritage Program," said Peter O'Reilly, Executive Vice President Club Business, International and Events at the NFL. "This initiative allows us to celebrate the heritage, families and cultures that make up the fabric of the League, and truly showcases the growing global reach and impact of the sport of football and the NFL."

Participants can choose to wear the flag of an international country or territory where relatives have been born or where they've lived for over two years. Players will wear these flag decals alongside the American flag, and are able to represent their backgrounds throughout the remainder of the season.

"My grandmother was born and raised in Samoa, and recently left us in 2021," said Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams Wide Receiver, who will display the Samoan flag on his helmet. "To be able to represent our family's heritage and feel like she is here with me on the field is the most incredible thing. I'm proud to play for all of our Samoan fans out there and can hopefully inspire future generations of Samoan athletes."

"I'm very proud of my background and am happy to honor my heritage by representing both Puerto Rico and Mexico through the NFL Heritage program," commented Ron Rivera, Head Coach of the Washington Commanders. "What a fantastic way to show the love of the game across the world."

The complete list of participating players and coaches, alongside countries or territories they are representing, can be found here:

PLAYERS

Arizona Cardinals Bernhard Seikovits Austria

Arizona Cardinals Jesse Luketa Canada, Haiti

Arizona Cardinals Victor Dimukeje Nigeria

Arizona Cardinals Marco Wilson Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago

Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray South Korea

Arizona Cardinals Elijah Wilkinson Puerto Rico

Arizona Cardinals Hjalte Froholdt Denmark

Arizona Cardinals Zach Pascal Grenada

Arizona Cardinals Dennis Daley Jamaica

Arizona Cardinals Keith Ismael American Samoa

Arizona Cardinals Will Hernandez Mexico

Arizona Cardinals Trystan Colon Puerto Rico

Arizona Cardinals Emari Demercado Jamaica

Arizona Cardinals Leki Fotu Tonga

Arizona Cardinals BJ Ojulari Nigeria

Arizona Cardinals Owen Pappoe Nigeria

Arizona Cardinals Bobby Price Puerto Rico

Arizona Cardinals Michael Wilson New Zealand, Jamaica

Atlanta Falcons Arnold Ebitketie Cameroon

Atlanta Falcons Avery Williams Mexico

Atlanta Falcons Ade Ogundeji Nigeria

Atlanta Falcons Tyler Allgeier Philippines

Atlanta Falcons Younghoe Koo South Korea

Atlanta Falcons Nate Landman Zimbabwe

Atlanta Falcons Jeff Okudah Nigeria

Atlanta Falcons Kaden Elliss Samoa

Atlanta Falcons Liam McCullough Greece

Atlanta Falcons Eli Ankou Canada

Atlanta Falcons Matthew Bergeron Canada

Baltimore Ravens Odafe Oweh Nigeria

Baltimore Ravens Kyle Hamilton South Korea

Baltimore Ravens Nelson Agholor Nigeria

Baltimore Ravens Tavius Robinson Canada

Baltimore Ravens Brent Urban Canada

Baltimore Ravens David Ojabo Scotland, Nigeria

Baltimore Ravens Daniel Faalele Australia, Samoa

Baltimore Ravens Gus Edwards Liberia

Buffalo Bills Kingsley Johnathan Nigeria

Buffalo Bills Taylor Rapp China

Buffalo Bills Germain Ifedi Nigeria

Buffalo Bills Dalton Kincaid Canada

Carolina Panthers Frankie Luvu American Samoa

Carolina Panthers Chuba Hubbard Canada

Carolina Panthers Eddy Pinero Cuba, Nicaragua

Carolina Panthers Ikem Ekwonu Nigeria

Carolina Panthers Michael Strachan Bahamas

Chicago Bears DJ Moore Jamaica

Chicago Bears Cairo Santos Brazil

Chicago Bears Trenton Gill Canada, England

Chicago Bears Equanimeous St. Brown Germany

Chicago Bears Khalil Herbert Jamaica, British Virgin Islands

Chicago Bears Roy Mbaeteka Nigeria

Chicago Bears Yannick Ngakoue Martinique

Chicago Bears Deslin Alexandre Haiti

Chicago Bears Parker Romo Mexico

Chicago Bears Velus Jones Netherlands

Chicago Bears Nsimba Webster Democratic Republic of Congo

Cincinnati Bengals Chidobe Awuzie Nigeria

Cincinnati Bengals Joshua Tupou Tonga

Cincinnati Bengals Joseph Ossai Nigeria

Cincinnati Bengals Chase Brown Canada

Cleveland Browns Jeremiah Owusu-Koromoah Ghana

Cleveland Browns David Njoku Nigeria

Cleveland Browns Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Nigeria

Cleveland Browns Corey Bojorquez Mexico

Dallas Cowboys Chuma Edoga Nigeria

Dallas Cowboys Mazi Smith Nigeria

Dallas Cowboys Neville Gallimore Canada, Jamaica

Dallas Cowboys Israel Mukuamu Democratic Republic of Congo

Dallas Cowboys Willington Previlon Haiti

Dallas Cowboys Noah Igbinoghene Nigeria

Dallas Cowboys Osawaru Odighizuwa Nigeria

Denver Broncos Greg Dulcich Croatia

Denver Broncos Jerry Jeudy Haiti

Denver Broncos K'Wuan Williams Jamaica

Denver Broncos Mike Purcell Samoa

Denver Broncos Luke Wattenberg South Korea

Denver Broncos Alex Singleton Canada

Denver Broncos Alex Palczewski Poland

Denver Broncos Fabian Moreau Haiti

Denver Broncos Haggai Ndubuisi Nigeria

Denver Broncos Thomas Incoom Ghana

Detroit Lions Devine Ozigbo Nigeria

Detroit Lions Max Pircher Italy

Detroit Lions Penei Sewell American Samoa

Detroit Lions Darrin Paulo American Samoa

Detroit Lions Jason Cabinda Cameroon

Detroit Lions Amon-Ra St. Brown Germany

Detroit Lions Kerby Joseph Haiti

Detroit Lions Scott Daly Ireland

Detroit Lions Alex Anzalone Italy

Detroit Lions Malcolm Rodriguez Mexico

Detroit Lions Ifeatu Melifonwu Nigeria

Detroit Lions Julian Okwara Nigeria

Detroit Lions Kayode Awosika Nigeria

Detroit Lions Halapoulivaati Vaitai Tonga

Detroit Lions Romeo Okwara Nigeria, UK

Detroit Lions Levi Onwuzurike Nigeria

Detroit Lions Mitchell Agude Nigeria

Detroit Lions Brandon Joseph Antigua, Italy

Green Bay Packers Aaron Jones Germany

Green Bay Packers Corey Ballentine Jamaica

Green Bay Packers Kingsley Enagbare Nigeria

Green Bay Packers Yosh Nijman Suriname

Green Bay Packers Samori Toure Senegal

Green Bay Packers Daniel Whelan Ireland

Green Bay Packers Kenneth Odumegwu Nigeria

Houston Texans Dieter Eiselen South Africa

Houston Texans Dare Ogunbowale Nigeria

Houston Texans Troy Hairston Panama

Houston Texans Adedayo Odeleye UK, Nigeria

Houston Texans Neville Hewitt Jamaica

Houston Texans Cameron Johnston Australia

Houston Texans Brevin Jordan South Korea

Houston Texans Michael Dwumfour Ghana

Houston Texans John Metchie Nigeria, Canada

Houston Texans Henry To'oto'o Tonga, Samoa

Indianapolis Colts Bernhard Raimann Austria

Indianapolis Colts Marcel Dabo Germany

Indianapolis Colts Segun Olubi Nigeria

Indianapolis Colts Adetomiwa Adebawore Nigeria

Indianapolis Colts Nnamaka Samson Ebukam Nigeria

Indianapolis Colts Nicolas Cross Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago

Indianapolis Colts Rigoberto Sanchez Mexico

Indianapolis Colts Kwity Paye Liberia

Indianapolis Colts DeForest Buckner American Samoa

Indianapolis Colts Dayo Odeyingbo Nigeria

Indianapolis Colts McTelvin Agim Nigeria

Indianapolis Colts Julian Blackmon Samoa

Indianapolis Colts Darrell Baker Panama

Indianapolis Colts Mo Alie-Cox Sierra Leone

Jacksonville Jaguars Michael Dogbe Nigeria

Jacksonville Jaguars Adam Gotsis Australia

Jacksonville Jaguars Foye Oluokun Nigeria

Jacksonville Jaguars Ayo Oyelola UK

Jacksonville Jaguars Amani Oruwariye Nigeria

Kansas City Chiefs George Karlaftis Greece

Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco Puerto Rico

Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Nnadi Nigeria

Kansas City Chiefs Prince Oghenetega Wanogho Nigeria

Kansas City Chiefs Joshua Williams St. Kitts and Nevis

Kansas City Chiefs Charles Omenihu Nigeria

Kansas City Chiefs Tommy Townsend Italy

Kansas City Chiefs Daniel Arias Dominican Republic

Kansas City Chiefs Felix Anudike-Uzomah Nigeria

Kansas City Chiefs Lucas Niang Ivory Coast, France

Kansas City Chiefs Chukwuebuka Godrick Nigeria

Las Vegas Raiders Netane Muti Tonga

Las Vegas Raiders Jakob Johnson Germany

Las Vegas Raiders Curtis Bolton Italy

Las Vegas Raiders Jermaine Eluemunour Nigeria, UK

Las Vegas Raiders Josh Jacobs Philippines

Las Vegas Raiders Brian Hoyer Germany

Las Vegas Raiders Daniel Carlson Sweden

Las Vegas Raiders Nesta Silvera Jamaica, Panama

Las Vegas Raiders Jimmy Garoppolo Italy

Las Vegas Raiders Hroniss Grasu Romania

Las Vegas Raiders David Agoha Nigeria

Los Angeles Chargers Essang Bassey Nigeria

Los Angeles Chargers Christian Covington Canada

Los Angeles Chargers Deane Leonard Canada

Los Angeles Chargers Joshua Palmer Canada

Los Angeles Chargers Tre' McKitty Jamaica

Los Angeles Chargers Amen Ogbongbemiga Nigeria

Los Angeles Chargers Raheem Layne Jamaica

Los Angeles Chargers Basil Chijioke Okoye Nigeria

Los Angeles Rams Michael Ojemudia Nigeria

Los Angeles Rams Michael Hoecht Canada

Los Angeles Rams Alaric Jackson Canada

Los Angeles Rams Puka Nacua Samoa

Los Angeles Rams Nikola Kalinic Serbia, Canada

Los Angeles Rams Olakunle Fatukasi Nigeria

Miami Dolphins Chase Claypool Canada

Miami Dolphins Eli Apple Ghana

Miami Dolphins Jevon Holland Canada

Miami Dolphins Kader Kohou Ivory Coast

Miami Dolphins Emmanuel Ogbah Nigeria

Miami Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa Samoa, American Samoa

Miami Dolphins Braxton Berrios Puerto Rico

Miami Dolphins Tyler Kroft Germany

Minnesota Vikings Khyiris Tonga Tonga

Minnesota Vikings N'Keal Harry St. Vincent

Minnesota Vikings William Kwenkeu Cameroon

Minnesota Vikings Luiji Vilain Canada

Minnesota Vikings Brian Asamoah Ghana

Minnesota Vikings Patrick Jones Japan

Minnesota Vikings Olisaemeka Udoh Nigeria

Minnesota Vikings Kene Nwangwu Nigeria

Minnesota Vikings Camryn Bynum Philippines

Minnesota Vikings Danielle Hunter Jamaica

Minnesota Vikings Greg Joseph South Africa

Minnesota Vikings Junior Aho France

New England Patriots JuJu Smith-Schuster Samoa

New England Patriots Kendrick Bourne American Samoa

New England Patriots Daniel Ekuale American Samoa

New England Patriots Matt Judon Burundi

New England Patriots Michael Onwenu Nigeria

New England Patriots Jahlani Tavai Samoa, American Samoa

New England Patriots Atonio Mafi Tonga

New England Patriots Joe Cardona Mexico

New England Patriots Christian Gonzalez Colombia

New England Patriots Marté Mapu American Samoa

New England Patriots Andrew Stueber Germany

New England Patriots Josh Uche Nigeria

New Orleans Saints Max Garcia Mexico

New Orleans Saints Isaac Yiadom Ghana

New Orleans Saints Chris Olave Cuba

New Orleans Saints Cesar Ruiz Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

New Orleans Saints Tanoh Kpassagnon Ivory Coast, Uganda

New Orleans Saints Ugo Amadi Nigeria

New Orleans Saints Lou Hedley Australia

New York Giants Bobby Okereke Nigeria

New York Giants Matthew Peart Jamaica

New York Giants Joshua Ezeudu Nigeria

New York Giants Graham Gano Scotland

New York Giants Rakeem Nunez-Roches Belize

New York Giants Azeez Ojulari Nigeria

New York Jets Ifeadi Odenigbo Nigeria

New York Jets Sam Eguavoen Nigeria

New York Jets Kenny Yeboah Liberia, Ghana

New York Jets Alijah Vera-Tucker Mexico

New York Jets Bradlee Anae Samoa, The Cook Islands

New York Jets Laken Tomlinson Jamaica

Philadelphia Eagles Albert Okwuegbunam Nigeria

Philadelphia Eagles Sydney Brown Canada

Philadelphia Eagles Marcus Mariota American Samoa

Philadelphia Eagles Olamide Zaccheaus Nigeria

Philadelphia Eagles Iosua Opeta American Samoa

Philadelphia Eagles Jordan Mailata Australia, Samoa

Philadelphia Eagles Britain Covey Chile

Philadelphia Eagles Marlon Tuipulotu Tonga

Philadelphia Eagles Moro Ojomo Nigeria

Philadelphia Eagles Christian Elliss Samoa

Philadelphia Eagles Tanner McKee Brazil

Pittsburgh Steelers Obinna Eze Nigeria

Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Ogunjobi Nigeria

Pittsburgh Steelers Chukwuma Okorafor Nigeria

San Francisco 49ers Alfredo Gutierrez Mexico

San Francisco 49ers Fred Warner Mexico

San Francisco 49ers Talanoa Hufanga Tonga

San Francisco 49ers Javon Kinlaw Trinidad & Tobago

San Francisco 49ers Jonathan Feliciano Puerto Rico

San Francisco 49ers Brandon Aiyuk Cameroon

San Francisco 49ers Mitch Wishnowsky Australia

Seattle Seahawks Michael Dickson Australia

Seattle Seahawks Boye Mafe Nigeria

Seattle Seahawks Uchenna Nwosu Nigeria

Seattle Seahawks Jaxon Smith-Njigba Sierra Leone

Seattle Seahawks Julian Love Mexico, Cuba

Seattle Seahawks Olusegun Oluwatimi Nigeria

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vita Vea Tonga

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ko Kieft Netherlands

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tanner Taula Samoa

Tampa Bay Buccaneers YaYa Diaby Guinea

Tennessee Titans Nick Folk Germany

Tennessee Titans Nicholas Petit-Frere Haiti

Tennessee Titans Thomas Odukoya Netherlands

Tennessee Titans Chigoziem Okonkwo Nigeria

Tennessee Titans Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Nigeria

Washington Commanders Benjamin St-Juste Canada

Washington Commanders David Bada Germany

Washington Commanders Tyler Larsen Norway

Washington Commanders Sam Cosmi Romania

Washington Commanders Sam Howell South Korea

Washington Commanders Efe Obada UK, Nigeria

Washington Commanders Jabril Cox American Samoa

Washington Commanders Alex Armah Jr Ghana

Washington Commanders Christian Holmes Djibouti

Washington Commanders Chris Paul Nigeria

Washington Commanders Abdullah Anderson Jr England

Washington Commanders Tariq Castro-Fields Philippines

Washington Commanders Brycen Tremayne Japan, China

Washington Commanders Joshua Kalu Nigeria

Free Agent Kemoko Turay Ivory Coast

Free Agent JJ Arcega-Whiteside Spain

Free Agent Dezmon Patmon Norway

Free Agent David Anenih Nigeria

Free Agent Tanner Vallejo Ecuador

Free Agent Corliss Waitman Suriname, Netherlands

Free Agent Terrell Lewis Guyana

Free Agent Aaron Monteiro Cape Verde

Free Agent Jarrett Guarantano Dominican Republic

Free Agent Devery Hamilton Germany

Free Agent Arryn Siposs Australia

Free Agent Rachad Wildgoose Bahamas

Free Agent Robert Quinn Puerto Rico

Free Agent Harvey Langi Tonga

Free Agent Ola Adeniyi Nigeria

Free Agent Dakoda Shepley Canada

COACHES

Atlanta Falcons Arthur Smith Scotland

Atlanta Falcons Dave Ragone Italy

Baltimore Ravens Sam Rosengarten Australia

Buffalo Bills Spencer Haws Italy

Dallas Cowboys Aden Durde UK

Detroit Lions Jessica Gray Jamaica

Green Bay Packers Luke Butkus Lithuania

Green Bay Packers Darryl Franklin Canada

Kansas City Chiefs Tom Melvin Jr. Ireland, Belgium

Kansas City Chiefs Alex Whittingham New Zealand

Minnesota Vikings Brian Flores Honduras

Minnesota Vikings Imarjaye Albury Bahamas

Minnesota Vikings Dalmin Gibson Belize

New England Patriots Bill Belichick Croatia

New England Patriots Cam Achord France

New England Patriots Brian Belichick Croatia

New England Patriots Joe Houston Cuba, Spain

New England Patriots Joe Kim Korea

New England Patriots Mike Pellegrino Italy

New England Patriots Vinnie Sunseri Italy

New England Patriots Joe Judge Ireland

New England Patriots Adrian Klemm Belize

New England Patriots Steve Belichick Croatia

New England Patriots Berj Najarian Armenia

New York Giants Brian Daboll Canada

New York Giants Mike Kafka Puerto Rico

New York Giants Cade Knox Denmark, China

New York Jets David Szott Poland, Ireland

New York Jets Armando Taddei Italy

Philadelphia Eagles Matt Patricia Italy

Philadelphia Eagles Sean Desai India

Philadelphia Eagles Michael Clay Mexico

Philadelphia Eagles Jemal Singleton England

Philadelphia Eagles Kevin Patullo Italy

Philadelphia Eagles Matt Leo Australia

San Francisco 49ers Miguel Reveles Mexico

Seattle Seahawks Sanjay Lal India

Seattle Seahawks Karl Scott Liberia

Seattle Seahawks Patrick McPherson Italy, Ireland

Washington Commanders Vincent Rivera Korea

Washington Commanders Juan Castillo Mexico

Washington Commanders Cristian Garcia Cuba

Washington Commanders Ron Rivera Puerto Rico, Mexico

Washington Commanders Masahiro Takahagi Japan

Washington Commanders Mark McCracken Korea

Washington Commanders Lindsay Gately Haiti

Washington Commanders Doug Quon China

 

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