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Learn the story of Ted Hendricks, the only Guatemalan to play in the NFL

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Hendricks won 4 Super Bowls. His first championship ring came with the Colts in Super Bowl V in 1970. The next three were with the Raiders, won in 1976, 1979 and 1983.

Reaching the elite of American football is something that not many can boast about, but there is a Guatemalan who engraved his name in gold letters in the history of the National Football League –NFL-.

Born in Guatemala on November 1, 1947, Theodore Paul Hendricks played in the american football league most famous in the world for 15 years. In addition, he obtained several awards at the individual level and in the teams with which he played during his professional career.

Hendricks lived all his childhood and adolescence in Guatemala. It was until 18 years old when he left for the United States to study at the university. He currently has a Guatemalan residence.

Multi-time champion in the NFL

The player of American parents began his sports career playing for the Miami Hurricanes. During his university stage, he stood out as defensive between 1966 and 1968.

He was also selected three times as All-American. He is considered one of the greatest defensive players in the history of college football, entering the Hall of Fame in 1987. The team of Miami he retired his number in 1997.

The dream of all American football players is to reach the NFL from the state United. Hendricks fulfilled that dream, getting to play for three different teams and also obtained four titles from Super Bowl.

There were 15 seasons in which Hendricks defended the jerseys of the Baltimore Colts (ahora Indianapolis Colts), Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles /Oakland Raiders. His nickname at this stage was “The Mad Stork“.

From 4 o’clock endings of NFL that Ted played, all 4 won. Her first ring from champion he did it with the Colts in Super Bowl V in 1970. The next three were with the Raiders, won in 1976, 1979 and 1983.

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