Puerto Rican, Robert Quinn at the Super Bowl

BARRIO – Meet Robert Quinn, NFL vet of of 10 seasons, who has finally made it to the Super Bowl.

He’s played for the Rams, the Dolphins, Cowboys, Bears, and now the Philadelphia Eagles. He has been to three Pro Bowls and has over 100 sacks for his career.

As a high school senior, Quinn had to undergo emergency brain surgery for a benign tumour. When doctors told him he had about a week to live, it shook him. He was so young. He had his mom at his bedside and began to say his goodbyes because he thought that it was it.

Not only did he recover, but he played so well the he was a highly recruited defensive end and three-time state champion in wrestling. AND yesterday, after 12 years in the league, he represented his zperto Rican heritage at the Super Bowl.

Quinn’s mother, Maria Milagros Camacho Quinn, a native of Puerto Rico, is so proud to have had one child having played in the Super Bowl, and another (Jasmine Camacho-Quinnn) as a gold-medalist hurdler, representing Puerto Rico and bringing home the gold.

In a recent interview, Maria spoke about her kids’s celebration of their Latin heritage and being Afro-Latine. “They always say that they are Puerto Rican and Black.”

Que orgullo.

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