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Alfredo Gutiérrez, the Mexican NFL player who wants to be like Checo Pérez

Ricardo Vaquier García-Valseca and Halftime

Mexico City / 20.05.2022 09:40:00

Mexico today has great exponents in the sport’s elite. There is Sául “Canelo” Álvarez in boxing despite his recent defeat, Paola Longoria as the best racquetball player in the world and in the NFL we have Alfredo Gutiérrezwho does not rest in his dream of being able to debut with the San Francisco 49ers and is under maximum concentration, but the only “permission” given heading to Season 2022 is wake up to see Checo Pérez in Formula 1.

The offensive lineman who graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey hopes soon to be a a benchmark of Mexican sports such as Sergio Pérez in the highest category of motorsports and even describes him as an idol, knowing that to reach those levels in any discipline there is a lot of sacrifice involved.

“Checo Pérez is my idol right now, the way he is running right now, I don’t miss any race“said the NFL player in halftime interview from California, where training camps for the campaign that will start in September.

The learning curve in the NFL and the dream of playing in Mexico

With one year on the Niners’ practice squad, the self-styled “very aggressive chubby” understands this second year as confirmation after what he learned in 2021, reaffirming with the expressions of his coaches that he is on the right track thinking of earn a spot on San Francisco’s final roster for the season.

What is the NFL like and being in the 49ers?

“It’s a long process and it’s not easy (to reach the elite), it’s a ‘changer’ of things, in my case even of positions because in the offensive line they become tackles, guards and centers. It’s not easy, 2021 was my learning year and this time, with everything I absorbed in training camp, I’m doing better,” Gutiérrez Urias said.

“My coaches tell me that I look better, the learning curve is going up and of course I want to be on the 53-man roster (which starts the season), but if it’s not my turn, what I want is to keep learning and improving. “.

Training with one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, on a team that was seconds away from reaching the Super Bowl last February, Alfredo Gutiérrez proudly shows off the number 77 in red and gold trusting that the work bears fruit and allows be at the Azteca Stadium in Novemberwhen the 49ers and Cardinals collide before more than 75 thousand Mexicans who want to see a compatriot on the gridiron.

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