The National Football League embraces its growing and passionate Hispanic fan base all year long. This year, the NFL and its 32 teams will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of special events this season.
The theme of this year's Hispanic Heritage Month recognition is "Feel the Orgullo." In Spanish, the word "orgullo" means pride. Latino players, fans, and coaches have a strong sense of pride not only in their culture but in their team and the NFL. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL and all 32 teams will amplify the rich history, heritage and tradition of Latinos, and honor the positive impact they have had on the game and country.
Take a look at the personal stories of Hispanic players, past and present, who have left a lasting legacy on the NFL. Join the conversation and read and share fan stories of pride using the hashtag #FeelTheOrgullo. Stay connected by following @NFLEspanol on Twitter and for Spanish-language content all about the NFL all season long, visit NFL.com/espanol.
As a former Army captain, Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva has had a unique path to the NFL.
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum helps the people of Honduras.
Former Raiders quarterback and two-time Super Bowl Champion Jim Plunkett reflects on his past.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo reflects on his culture and family.
See Arizona Cardinals Spanish Radio Broadcast Announcers Rolando Cantu and Gabriel Trujillo in action.
For the first time ever, the NFL franchise hosted international auditions.
Victor Cruz brought his passion for salsa to the NFL with his famous end zone dance.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Shayne Skov reflects on his culture.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera reflects on his culture.