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Vollmer, Mesko proud to represent home countries

LONDON — As the NFL continues to try to spread its game across the globe, Sebastian Vollmer is proof that it has roots in other countries.

The Patriots right tackle was born and raised in Kaarst, Germany, and first played football there. He eventually came to the United States because of the game, earning a scholarship to the University of Houston, and then being drafted by New England.

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