Next up for Madden Espaņol cover boy Garza: Avoid the jinx

Updated: September 22, 2008, 5:26 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Roberto Garza heard the snickers for years. And he understood why. He was the son of Mexican immigrants. His tiny, south Texas town of about 1,600 had never produced a college football player, not to mention a professional.

So he knew why people laughed when he told them he was going to play in the NFL. He knew, too, why they shook their heads when he jogged the streets of Rio Hondo each morning. He didn't care … until that day during his senior year, when a Marines ...

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