Another Vincentian connection picked in the NFL
The latest person with Vincentian connection to join the National Football League (NFL) of the USA, is 21-year-old Kamal Martin, who was last Saturday drafted by the Green Bay Packers.
Martin, whose father is Joyson Martin, a Vincentian, was picked in the fifth round of the draft.
He also was the first defensive players to be selected by the Packers in this year’s draft.
A line backer of the Minnesota University, Kamal’s selection came after a fairly good year in 2019, making 66 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles, three passes defenced and two interceptions.
Martin thus becomes the third known player with Vincentian heritage to be selected to the NFL.
Last year, Canada-born N’ Keal Harry, whose parents are both Vincentians, was snapped up by the New England Patriots.
Harry, a wide receiver, spent some of his formative years in St Vincent and the Grenadines, before migrating to the USA.
The trailblazer was Stefan Charles, a Canadian-born, who is the son of Vincentian Thelma Charles, was drafted by the San Antonio Commanders, in 2013.