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    A.J. Dillon
    Running Back, Green Bay Packers

    “All my teammates in the locker room, they knew I was Jewish. They supported me, especially when I was younger. In high school, there were days where … I was observing Jewish holidays. People don’t really understand. ‘What do you mean you can’t come to practice?’ People just thought I was trying to get a day off of school, so … I’ve been really lucky to have always had support.” —Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

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    Greg Joseph
    Kicker, Minnesota Vikings

    “That sense of community, no matter where I’ve been, you have people reach out and offer their support — Shabbat dinners, anything you need, home-cooked meals. … Just all because they hear I’m Jewish, which is pretty crazy, because they don’t even know me that well, and I don’t even know them at all. I’ve always thought that’s a cool aspect of the community and support system that it brings.” —JTA/Jerusalem Post

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    Jake Curhan
    Offensive Tackle, Seattle Seahawks

    Jewish summer camp alum and self-described “Bear Jew” —JTA

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