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Nat Berhe Becomes the first Eritrean in the NFL


Nat Berhe becomes the first Eritrean, and the first East African to get drafted by an NFL team


Nat Berhe Becomes the first Eritrean in the NFL

With selection No. 152 in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Nat Berhe, making the safety from San Diego State the first Eritrean in the NFL.

After being drafted, Berhe took to Twitter to ask if he is the first Eritrean in the NFL:


Last year, Berhe recorded 99 tackles, broke up six passes, sacked the quarterback once and ball carriers behind the line 5.5 times. While listed at safety, he actually played San Diego State's "Aztech" position, which is a hybrid of linebacker and safety positions.

"You can blitz off the edge, can come down in the box, can play deep pass, can line up in the slot, can play guys man-to-man," Berhe said. "You can do it all. The position usually makes a lot of adjustments on defense as well. They need to be a smart guy."

The 22-year-old, who plays with an aggressive style, said he looks to "take peoples' heads off" when he steps on the field.

"I try to be the biggest, baddest dude out there every time," Berhe said. "It's the way I play, the way I was taught to play. I just play with a lot of anger."

At San Diego State, Berhe was elected his team's captain. He becomes the fifth captain drafted by the Giants in this year's NFL Draft.





Nat Berhe (L) and teammate Bryce Quigley



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24 comments:

  1. Congratulation!
    With all that money you will be making please pay your 2% and help your native country develope.

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  2. First and for most we wish him healthy and prolonged career in the sport he loves to play. I am sure he will do better than 2%,may be built a school or two after his name in Eritrea once he get his engine get going.Good luck we wish you all the best,not only you have broken the thickest ice,but you will go down in the history book as the first Eritrean to play in the NFL.

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  3. Very happy for Berhe,Is he born in Eritrea or US ?

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  4. congra Nat. Keep it up.

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  5. GO GO GO Nat Berhe ! You are not only playing for your name but for the long neglected country my ERITREA. You are paying every drop of your sweat to make Eritrea shine abroad. I love your courage, your hardwork, your dedication for the passion of your life. I hope all the youngsters who leave Eritrea nowadays for a better future, take you as their role model and take their life very seriously and work hard to do their best for themselves, their family and the country. You Rock! Brother.

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  6. 2014 NFL Draft Picks: Giants' Nat Berhe to those who passed on him: 'I'm coming'

    By Connor Hughes 

    The Giants selected Nat Berhe in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Saturday.

    With selection No. 152 in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Nat Berhe, a safety from San Diego State.

    Berhe has a message for the 151 teams who passed on him: He's coming.

    At 5-foot-10, 193 pounds, Berhe doesn't have the size of a prototypical safety, but what he lacks in measurables he more than makes up for in play-making ability. Last year, Berhe recorded 99 tackles, broke up six passes, sacked the quarterback once and ball carriers behind the line 5.5 times. While listed at safety, he actually played San Diego State's "Aztech" position.

    The position, initially run by recently retired Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher at New Mexico, is a combination of the linebacker and safety positions.

    "You can blitz off the edge, can come down in the box, can play deep pass, can line up in the slot, can play guys man-to-man," Berhe said. "You can do it all. The position usually makes a lot of adjustments on defense as well. They need to be a smart guy."

    While Berhe brings natural instincts, he also brings an aggressiveness to the safety position. The 22-year-old said he looks to "take peoples' heads off" when he steps on the field.

    "I try to be the biggest, baddest dude out there every time," Berhe said. "It's the way I play, the way I was taught to play. I just play with a lot of anger."

    At San Diego State, Berhe was elected his team's captain. He becomes the fifth captain drafted by the Giants in this year's NFL Draft.

    "It shows that you're a leader. You're a guy willing to stay after, whether that is in the film room or weight room," Berhe said. "To be a leader, I found out a lot you need to be willing to serve."

    Once Berhe signs his rookie contract, he and last year's fifth-round pick, Cooper Taylor, will be the Giants' lone safeties under contract beyond 2014.


    http://www.bigblueview.com/2014/5/10/5704436/2014-nfl-draft-picks-ny-giants-round-5-nat-berhe


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6NQXI7jQH8

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  7. Eritreans are shining all over the world..it's amazing

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  8. This time really surprising ERITREAN emerge in a global computation.

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  9. If we would have stick with the program that GOE outlined,by now we could have reached at the tip of the mountain with all our dream full filled along friends and family.

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  10. I say no to my old team,Yes to Nat Berhe & the Giants !!!! I will buy the giants Jersey with your name on it. A friendly request to Nat please engrave Eritrean flag in your arm,so we can all enjoy when ever you make a play.

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  11. He is the latest Eritrean athlete to have some success on the biggest stage this year. Meb Kflizghi, Zerisenay Tadese, all of our cylcists - Natnael Berhane, Merhawi Kudus, and now Nat Berhe in the NFL!

    Nat Berhe in the NFL! That is very exciting! I am now a NY Giants Fan. I hope the go all the way to the Superbowl.

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  12. Dont forget the Eritrean Canadian Upcoming Olympics Ice Skater . I cant remember her name but she is a 16 yrs old future Olympian who will represent Canada and Eritrea next Winter Olympics

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  13. Laura Brennan, an aliasMay 12, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    U.S. - California

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  14. Laura Brennan, an aliasMay 12, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    His native country is the United States of America.

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  15. Congratulations brother Nat Berhe! You made history by becoming the first Eritrean to play for NFL. I have been watching you all along and I knew from the get go how gifted player you really are and all your amazing quickness, moves, tackles, smacks, ,,, were a declaration of "here I come NFL"!! You are not only now the first Eritrean American to play for NFL, but also you will be introducing and making the names of Nat Berhe and Eritrea a house hold names in one of the most revered American sport, NFL! Once again, Congratulations and stay strong to your roots, and when the times comes do not forget to reach out to your people and country. I look forward to watching you with my New York Giants jersey on. Last but no least, it would be great and historical if you consider picking for jersey either the number 24 or 91 in honor of May 24, 1991, Eritrea independence day!

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  16. No Laura his native is Eritrea. Can't you see him referring to himself as an Eritrean on his twitter. Eritreans, no matter where they are born are Eritreans first and.......their adoptive nation's citizens second.

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  17. Teddy Sheda he is a boy not a girl.His name is Shannon Abeda,and he represents Eritrea not Canada.

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  18. Nat Berhe is Ethiopian, he was born to Ethiopian parents. His father was born in Eritrea to Ethiopian parents.

    Here's Nat Berhe himself claiming that he is indeed, Ethiopian: http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=new-york-giants&id=36311&city=newyork&src=desktop&ex_cid=espnapi_public

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  19. Laura Brennan, an aliasMay 19, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    You're wrong. He was born and raised in Southern California, as was his mother. Do your homework. His father is an immigrant from Ethiopia. He was in the U.S. long before Eritrea gained its independence.

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  20. Laura Brennan, an aliasMay 19, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Berhe was born in the U.S. to an American mother and an immigrant father. He is an American.

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  21. Are you soo stupid what kind of shit are of there all the same like Ethiopia your country Eritrea was never under Ethiopia it was under Italy. & then Italy started to lose Eritrean started to fight then Italy let England in then also England started to get ads whopped then let Ethiopia in then we only killed your 250000 by ak47 learn bitch

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  22. Eritrea is going #Fast&FORWARD Idiot. Your Ethiopia just sank dumb ass

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  23. Laura Brennan, an aliasMay 20, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Whatever. Nat Berhe was born in the United States. He has never set foot in Africa. End of story.

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