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Wednesday, May 1, 2002
Updated: May 31, 2:40 PM ET
Football's Dominican Republic


Samoans hoping to become the next Joe Salava'e or Jevon Kearse work out with the Titans defensive linemen.
Never mind the gridiron boasts of Texans and Floridians, America's most fertile football country is the tiny island of American Samoa. From Junior Seau to Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, at least 28 players on NFL rosters have roots that reach to the South Pacific island more than 4,500 miles from the U.S. mainland.
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