In this clip, we put together interviews of two Samoan high school coaches and the father of Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene. When asked why so many Samoan players fit the NFL mold, words like 'discipline', 'obedience', and 'determination' were used. You know who else is determined to go to the NFL? Every high school football player in America.
So why exactly do so many more Samoans go to the NFL? Could it be the combination of determination, discipline, and obedience? Or the fact that they're 6'5" and weigh 280 pounds at the age of 16? It's hard to say.