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NFL player Britain Covey wears Chilean flag on helmet: ‘I dream of eating it all’

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After the absence of Chile’s Samis Reyes from the current NFL season (so far), fans in the country are expecting American Philadelphia Eagles player Britain Covey to wear the Chilean flag on his helmet. I was shocked to find out. Why? The 25-year-old athlete worked as a missionary in Rancagua for several years, fulfilling the requirements of the league and even eyeing his pavilion for the National.

Chilean fans of the NFL (Professional American Football League) were surprised to learn that Eagles player Britain Covey wears the Chilean flag on his helmet .

Athletes who have passed through the national territory use the Chilean-colored emblem on their fourth date, then repeat it on their next game, dreaming of “eating complet or sopaipira in the street.”

Who is Britain Coby and what does he have to do with Chile

Last year, in 2021, Samis Reyes became the first Chilean ever to play in the National Football League (NFL), but was ruled out again in 2022 due to injury.

However, there is another player who has a connection with our country.is about UK Covey , a wide receiver (WR) for the Philadelphia Eagles who was in our country as a missionary.This was explained through Twitter by the account NFL Chile.

According to information Covey He was part of the University of Utah team during the 2015 season and 2018-2021.

What happened between 2016 and 2017? He was in Rancagua. fulfill a mission For The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

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Britain Covey: ‘I dream of having a cup or a Sopaipira’

by chance, UK Covey He said riding a bike in Chile was harder than blocking Jabril Peppers, one of the defenders he played against in college.

Meanwhile, according to media NFL in Spanishvia the Eagles’ press department, the athlete said, “Serving the Chilean people for two years as a missionary was one of the great experiences of my life and made me fall in love with the Chilean people and their culture.” said.

He also added: It’s one of his many things to do in Chile. ”

Why does he wear the Chilean flag on his helmet?

After returning from his mission in Chile, Britain Covey He played 47 games for Utah in four years. So this 2022, he signed with the Eagles as a free agent after not being selected in the draft.

As such, he has appeared in four games in the current NFL season, keeping his team undefeated.

In this regard, the league will celebrate international diversity, including 55 nations, over the weekend and during its fifth edition, which takes place between Thursday, October 6th and Monday, October 10th.

Therefore, by spending at least two years in another country, UK Covey Compliant with league requirements and allowed wearing the Chilean flag on one’s helmet .



Source: Biobiochile

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