A possible preview of the upcoming Super Bowl LIII will be played next month between the Kansas City Chiefs and undefeated Los Angeles Rams. Ironically, it will not be played in either of those two cities but, rather, in Mexico City on Monday Night Football, November 19.
No one in the NFL community is pleased more about the attention that game and venue will receive than Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, who is one of only two Mexican-Americans enshrined in Canton. (The late Rams receiver Tom Fears, whose mother was Mexican, is the other.)
Munoz is on a mission through his Anthony Munoz Foundation to grow the sport of American Football among Hispanic youth in this country.
He travels around the USA hosting and participating in camps that teach Hispanic youngsters about our game while also providing guidance on character development and team building.
“I believe that if you develop young men and women of character and high integrity,” says Munoz, “they’re going to be productive in whatever they do. We in the NFL have an excellent opportunity to play a positive role in the growing Hispanic market in this country.”(See attached USA story for more on Munoz’s work.)
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) in the NFL recently concluded but Munoz works year-round to have an impact among Hispanic young people. No one in our football community could be a better role model for these youngsters.
We at NFL Alumni applaud 60-year old Anthony Munoz for his dedication and thank him for the example he has set for ALL nationalities for many decades.