They are underrepresented in the National Football League and in Division I collegiate football.
There are hundreds of American teens just like Benjamin Ley-Shipley.
He's a high school football player who really enjoys the sport and would want to pursue it further at the junior college level.
He's great on offense, defense, and special teams.
And the Chicago Bears have been through a lot with him as a supporter.
In addition, he is Latino, like a growing percentage of Americans.