NFL to Celebrate the League’s International Diversity with Helmet Initiative in Weeks 4 and 5

The National Football League (NFL), in partnership with over 200 players, coaches and executives, will celebrate the growing number of nationalities and cultures that make up the fabric of the League with an initiative that will see players take the field with international flags on their helmets.

Players across the league will proudly wear a helmet decal of the country or territory’s flag that represents their nationality or cultural heritage across Weeks 4 and 5.

In the player-led initiative that looks to showcase the global influence on the League and recognize the impact that those contributing nations across the world have had on NFL rosters today, fans will see over 50 nations and territories represented.

Players can choose to wear, alongside the American flag, the flag of an international country or territory if they lived there for two years or more, or have a parent or grandparent who were born there.

Players flying the flag for the initiative include Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals – South Korea), Amon-Ra St. Brown (Detroit Lions – Germany) and Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins – Samoa & American Samoa).

Coaches and executives across the League, including the Spanos Family (Los Angeles Chargers – Greece), Bill Belichick (New England Patriots – Croatia) and Paraag Marathe (San Francisco 49ers – India), will also mark their connections to countries across the world, wearing pins displaying their flag of choice on game day.

“The NFL is proud of the extensive collection of nationalities and heritage of its players across the League,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We recognize the many cultures they represent and the excitement they bring to their home fans, which ultimately helps grow our game.”

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray will display the flag of South Korea in tribute to his mother, Missy, added: “I’m proud to play with the flag of South Korea on my helmet. It’s a great way to honor my mom, honor my heritage and highlight the diverse backgrounds that make up the NFL.”

Miami Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa, who will don the Samoan flag in a nod to his parents’ and grandparents’ cultural heritage, said: “I am proud to represent my heritage with the Samoan flag on my helmet. My family and my culture are very important to me. Our name means everything, and it’s an honor to be able to represent not only my family’s name but also my Samoan heritage as an NFL player. I hope that in doing so, I can encourage kids from the islands to keep pursuing their dreams and to also be proud of their culture and where they’ve come from.”

Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown will display the German flag and had this to say: “My mom is from Germany, so having German grandparents, speaking German, every summer the heritage and culture has been a part of my whole life. I’m half German. It’s a part of me. I love it. In my young career, I have already been amazed to see the influence my culture and heritage has had and I’m excited to continue to see the German representation have an impact within our game.”

The complete list of participating players can be seen here:

Ola Adeniyi Tennessee Titans Nigeria
McTelvin Agaim Denver Broncos Nigeria
Nelson Agholor New England Patriots Nigeria
Isaac  Alarcon Dallas Cowboys Mexico
Mo Alie Cox Indianapolis Colts Sierra Leone
Tyler Allgeier Atlanta Falcons Philippines
Ugo Amadi Tennessee Titans Nigeria
Bradlee Anae New York Jets Samoa
David Anenih Pittsburgh Steelers Nigeria
Alex Anzalone Detroit Lions Italy
Eli Apple Cincinnati Bengals Ghana
JJ  Arcega-Whiteside Seattle Seahawks Spain
Brian  Asamoah Minnesota Vikings Ghana
Kayode  Awosika Detroit Lions Nigeria
Chidobe Awuzie Cincinnati Bengals Nigeria
David Bada Washington Commanders Germany
Ben Banogu Indianapolis Colts Nigeria
Essang  Bassey Denver Broncos Nigeria
Giovani Bernard Tampa Bay Buccaneers Haiti
Braxton  Berrios New York Jets Puerto Rico
Curtis  Bolton Las Vegas Raiders Italy
Kendrick  Bourne New England Patriots American Samoa
Camryn Bynum Minnesota Vikings Philippines
Jason  Cabinda Detroit Lions Cameroon
Chase Claypool Pittsburgh Steelers Canada
Sam Cosmi Washington Commanders Romania
Britain Covey Philadelphia Eagles Chile
Christian Covington Los Angeles Chargers Canada
Marcel Dabo Indianapolis Colts Germany
Dennis Daley Tennessee Titans Jamaica
Scott Daly Detroit Lions Ireland
Michael Dickson Seattle Seahawks Australia
Victor Dimukeje Arizona Cardinals Nigeria
Michael Dogbe Arizona Cardinals Nigeria
Aaron Donkor Seattle Seahawks Germany
Greg Dulcich Denver Broncos Croatia
Michael  Dwumfour Houston Texans Ghana
Dominik Eberle Detroit Lions Germany
Arnold Ebitketie Atlanta Falcons Cameroon
Samson Ebukam San Francisco 49ers Nigeria
Chuma Edoga Atlanta Falcons Nigeria
Sam Eguavoen Miami Dolphins Nigeria
Dieter Eiselen Chicago Bears South Africa
Daniel  Ekuale New England Patriots American Samoa
Ikem  Ekwonu Carolina Panthers Nigeria
Jermaine Eluemunour Las Vegas Raiders Nigeria
Obinna  Eze Detroit Lions Nigeria
Joshua Ezeudu New York Giants Nigeria
Daniel  Faalele Baltimore Ravens Australia
Olakunle Fatukasi Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nigeria
Nick  Folk New England Patriots Germany
Leki  Fotu Arizona Cardinals Tonga
Hjalte Froholdt Cleveland Browns Denmark
Neville  Gallimore Dallas Cowboys Canada
Graham Gano New York Giants Scotland
Max Garcia Arizona Cardinals Mexico
Trenton Gill Chicago Bears Canada
Josh Gordon Tennessee Titans Haiti
Adam Gotsis Jacksonville Jaguars Australia
Alfredo  Gutierrez San Francisco 49ers Mexico
Troy Hairston Houston Texans Panama
Kyle  Hamilton Baltimore Ravens South Korea
Devery Hamilton New York Giants Germany
N’Keal  Harry Chicago Bears St. Vincent
Khalil  Herbert Chicago Bears Jamaica
Will  Hernandez Arizona Cardinals Mexico
Michael  Hoecht Los Angeles Rams Canada
Jevon Holland Miami Dolphins Canada
Sam Howell Washington Commanders South Korea
Brian Hoyer New England Patriots Germany
Chuba Hubbard Carolina Panthers Canada
Talanoa  Hufanga San Francisco 49ers Tonga
Germain Ifedi Atlanta Falcons Nigeria
Noah Igbinoghene Miami Dolphins Nigeria
Alaric Jackson Los Angeles Rams Canada
Josh Jacobs Las Vegas Raiders Philippines
Tony Jefferson New York Giants Mexico
Jerry Jeudy Denver Broncos Haiti
Kingsley Johnathan Chicago Bears Nigeria
Jakob Johnson Las Vegas Raiders Germany
Cam Johnston Houston Texans Australia
Patrick Jones Minnesota Vikings Japan
Kerby  Joseph Detroit Lions Haiti
Matt  Judon New England Patriots Burundi
Joshua  Kalu Tennessee Titans Nigeria
George Karlaftis Kansas City Chiefs Greece
Kio  Kieft Tampa Bay Buccaneers Netherlands
Javon Kinlaw San Francisco 49ers Trinidad & Tobago
Kader Kohou Miami Dolphins Ivory Coast
Jonathan Kongbo Denver Broncos Republic of Congo
Younghoe Koo Atlanta Falcons South Korea
Tanoh Kpassagnon New Orleans Saints Ivory Coast
Tyler Kroft San Francisco 49ers Germany
William Kwenkeu Minnesota Vikings Cameroon
Nate Landman Atlanta Falcons Zimbabwe
Harvey Langi New England Patriots Tonga
Tyler Larsen Washington Commanders Norway
Matt  Leo Philadelphia Eagles Australia
Deane Leonard Los Angeles Chargers Canada
Jesse Luketa Arizona Cardinals Canada
Frankie Luvu Carolina Panthers American Samoa
Boye  Mafe Seattle Seahawks Nigeria
Jordan  Mailata Philadelphia Eagles Australia
Marcus Mariota Atlanta Falcons American Samoa
Roy Mbaeteka New York Giants Nigeria
Devin McCourty New England Patriots Jamaica
Tre’ McKitty Los Angeles Chargers Jamaica
Ifeatu  Melifonwu Detroit Lions Nigeria
Sony  Michel Los Angeles Chargers Haiti
Marken Michel Washington Commanders Haiti
DJ  Moore Carolina Panthers Jamaica
Israel Mukuamu Dallas Cowboys Republic of Congo
Kyler Murray Arizona Cardinals South Korea
Netane Muti Denver Broncos Tonga
Yannick Ngakoue Indianapolis Colts Martinique
David Njoku Cleveland Browns Nigeria
Derrick Nnadi Kansas City Chiefs Nigeria
Rakeem Nunez-Roches Tampa Bay Buccaneers Belize
Kene Nwangwu Minnesota Vikings Nigeria
Uchenna  Nwosu Seattle Seahawks Nigeria
Efe Obada Washington Commanders United Kingdom
Adedayo Odeleye Houston Texans United Kingdom
Ifeadi Odenigbo Indianapolis Colts Nigeria
Dayo Odenyingbo Indianapolis Colts Nigeria
Osa Odighizuwa Dallas Cowboys Nigeria
Thomas  Odukoya Tennessee Titans Netherlands
Emmanuel  Ogbah Miami Dolphins Nigeria
Amen Ogbongbemiga Los Angeles Chargers Nigeria
Dare  Ogunbowale Houston Texans Nigeria
Ade Ogundeji Atlanta Falcons Nigeria
Larry  Ogunjobi Pittsburgh Steelers Nigeria
Michael Ojemudia Denver Broncos Nigeria
Bobby Okereke Indianapolis Colts Nigeria
Chigoziem Okonkwo Tennessee Titans Nigeria
Chukuma  Okorakor Pittsburgh Steelers Nigeria
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Houston Texans Nigeria
Jeff  Okudah Detroit Lions Nigeria
Julian Okwara Detroit Lions Nigeria
Albert  Okwuegbunam Denver Broncos Nigeria
Chris Olave New Orleans Saints Cuba
Segun Olubi Indianapolis Colts Nigeria
Foye Oluokun Jacksonville Jaguars Nigeria
Charles Omenihu San Francisco 49ers Nigeria
Michael  Onwenu New England Patriots Nigeria
Iosua Opeta Philadelphia Eagles American Samoa
Amani Oruwariye Detroit Lions Nigeria
Odafe Oweh Baltimore Ravens Nigeria
Jeremiah Owusu-Koromoah Cleveland Browns Ghana
Ayo Oyelola Jacksonville Jaguars United Kingdom
Devine Ozigbo Denver Broncos Nigeria
Joshua  Palmer Los Angeles Chargers Canada
Zach  Pascal Philadelphia Eagles Grenada
Darrin Paulo Detroit Lions American Samoa
Kwity Paye Indianapolis Colts Liberia
Matthew Peart New York Giants Jamaica
Nicholas Petit-Frere Tennessee Titans Haiti
Eddy  Pinero Carolina Panthers Cuba
Max Pircher Los Angeles Rams Italy
Sandro Platzgummer New York Giants Austria
Willington Previlon Tampa Bay Buccaneers Haiti
Mike Purcell Denver Broncos Samoa
Robert Quinn Chicago Bears Puerto Rico
Bernhard  Raimann Indianapolis Colts Austria
Taylor Rapp Los Angeles Rams People’s Republic of China
Malcom Rodriguez Detroit Lions Mexico
Cesar Ruiz New Orleans Saints Dominican Republic
Cairo Santos Chicago Bears Brazil
Bernhard  Seikovits Arizona Cardinals Austria
Penei Sewell Detroit Lions American Samoa
Dakoda Shepley Dallas Cowboys Canada
Arryn Siposs Philadelphia Eagles Australia
JuJu Smith Schuster Kansas City Chiefs Samoa
Equanimeous St. Brown Chicago Bears Germany
Amon-Ra St. Brown Detroit Lions Germany
Benjamin St-Juste Washington Commanders Canada
Michael  Strachan Indianapolis Colts Bahamas
Tua  Tagovailoa Miami Dolphins Samoa
Derrick Tangelo Atlanta Falcons Democratic Republic of Congo
Jahlani Tavai New England Patriots Samoa
Khyiris Tonga Atlanta Falcons Tonga
Marlon Tuipulotu Philadelphia Eagles Tonga
Kemoko  Turay San Francisco 49ers Ivory Coast
Josh Uche New England Patriots Nigeria
Olisaemeka Udoh Minnesota Vikings Nigeria
Eyioma Uwazurike Denver Broncos Nigeria
Halapoulivaati Vaitai Detroit Lions Tonga
Tanner Vallejo Arizona Cardinals Ecuador
Vita Vea Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tonga
Alijah Vera-Tucker New York Jets Mexico
Luiji Vilain Minnesota Vikings Canada
Corliss Waiyman Denver Broncos Suriname
Prince Oghenetega  Wanogho Kansas City Chiefs Nigeria
Fred Warner San Francisco 49ers Mexico
Luke Wattenberg Denver Broncos South Korea
Nick  Westbrook-Ikhine Tennessee Titans Nigeria
Rachad Wildgoose Washington Commanders Bahamas
Elijah Wilkinson Atlanta Falcons Puerto Rico
Avery Williams Atlanta Falcons Mexico
K’Wuan  Williams Denver Broncos Jamaica
Joshua Williams Kansas City Chiefs St.Kitts and Nevis
Marco Wilson Arizona Cardinals Puerto Rico
Mitch  Wishnowsky San Francisco 49ers Australia
Kenny Yeboah New York Jets Liberia
Isaac  Yiadom Houston Texans Ghana
Olamide Zaccheus Atlanta Falcons Nigeria

The complete list of participating coaches and executives can be seen here:

Cam Achord New England Patriots France
Bill Belichick New England Patriots Croatia
Brian Belichick New England Patriots Croatia
Stephen Belichick New England Patriots Croatia
Juan Castillo Washington Commanders Mexico
Sean Desai Seattle Seahawks India
Aden Durde Dallas Cowboys United Kingdom
Cristian Garcia Washington Commanders Cuba
Joe Houston New England Patriots Cuba
Joe Judge New England Patriots Ireland
Joe Kim New England Patriots South Korea
Sanjay Lal Seattle Seahawks India
Paraag Marathe San Francisco 49ers India
Matt Patricia New England Patriots Italy
Mike Pellegrino New England Patriots Italy
Ron Rivera Washington Commanders Puerto Rico
Vincent Rivera Washington Commanders South Korea
Dean Spanos Los Angeles Chargers Greece
Vinnie Sunseri New England Patriots Italy
David Szott New York Jets Poland

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