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Castillo, others, warm to Hispanic roots

Luis Castillo

Luis Castillo has just begun to get settled into his roots as a San Diego Charger but holds his heritage just as close to his heart. A first round draft pick in 2005, his aim is to bring football back to a land dominated by baseball – with San Diego the perfect place to spread the word.

Almost 80 years after the first Hispanic – halfback Lou Molinet of the Frankford Yellowjackets in 1927 – played in the NFL, Hispanic players are more and more making an impact on the league. In a country where the U.S. Census Bureau says that Hispanics are the largest minority, and that the Hispanic population is growing at a faster rate than the population as a whole, Hispanic players are... Recommended Stories

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