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TVNZ: 'Tonga's First Ever NFL Player Recalls Humble Beginnings in New Zealand'

"Tonga's first ever NFL player, Vai Sikahema, is known for a storied career in football and broadcasting but not many know about the time he spent growing up here," TVNZ reported recently.

"From selling fruit in Tonga to the Big Apple, one moment against the New York Giants made Sikahema a Philadelphia legend.

"The two-time Pro Bowler is now in Auckland looking for talent to develop as part of his Hawaii-based programme that puts kids in front of top university scouts."

Read the full article and watch a news report at TVNZ.

Sikahema is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and in April he was called to be an Area Seventy, a regional leader in the Church.


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