Oakland Raiders RB Marshwan Lynch tackles US Ambassador to Portugal during AFWB visit

The American Football Without Barriers crew arrived in Portugal a day ago and wasted no time making an impression.

A visit to the US Embassy in Lisbon proved to be a good time for Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch to show off his tackling skills with Ambassador George Glass playing a willing foil.

The troupe of 15 NFL players with AFWB  then attended a Russ concert before ending up at the five star Tivoli Liberdade Hotel in Lisbon.

Andre Reed, Roosevelt Nix and the rapper Russ following a concert in Lisbon, Portugal

On hand for the tour of Portugal and camp in Algarve this week are Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge leads a contingent of dedicated NFL players including former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters, former Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, Indianapolis Colts defensive ends Barkevious Mingo and Jabaal Sheard, Colts defensive backs Chris Milton and Matthias Farley, Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan, Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland, New England Patriots defensive back Johnson Bademosi, Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix, Texans quarterback Josh Johnson, and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints fullback Erik Lorig.

In total, the AFWB contingent are spending eight days in Portugal from March 7-14. The group will be in Lisbon for various activities March 7-8 and 13-14, and in Algarve for the camps March 9-12. A number of community events have been embedded in the group’s schedule, including a visit to a NATO air base, a visit with victims of the deadly 2017 wildfires that ravaged Portugal, and a visit to a Portuguese orphanage and home for neglected children. The actual football camps will take place March 10-11 in Faro, the capital of Portugal’s Algarve region. There will be a total of five sessions, including a coaching clinic.

About American Football Without Barriers

American Football Without Barriers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to globalizing Americanfootball and reaching underprivileged communities with a humanitarian message. In addition to international camps, AFWB hosts several camps in the U.S. aimed at teaching underprivileged kids to play American football.

To learn more about American Football Without Barriers, please visit www.afwbcamp.com.


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