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STAMFORD, Conn. – September 24, 2015 – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, tomorrow’s “Together We Make Football” segment on TODAY highlights Detroit Lions guard and Houston, Texas, native Manny Ramirez.
Growing up in Houston, Ramirez was the only Hispanic player on his high school football team. He went on to earn a football scholarship to Texas Tech, and was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 18th pick in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Now back in Detroit for the second time in his NFL career, others in the Hispanic community can look up to Ramirez, who takes a lot of pride in being a good role model. He spends time with his family in “Mexicantown,” a community in southwest Detroit, encouraging young Latinos to think big when it comes to their future, and connecting his own children with their heritage.
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