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The German All-American

Bjoern Werner eager to help football become mainstream in home country

Updated: December 24, 2012, 8:03 AM ET
By David M. Hale | NoleNation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Chatting with the media has never been Bjoern Werner's favorite part of his job at Florida State, but as his postseason awards and honors accumulated this month, he couldn't help but be amused by the interview requests.

The local media was interested, and with a bevy of All-American honors, he was gaining national attention. But it was the phone calls from home, from reporters speaking German with only a remedial understanding of the sport he's dominated, that caught ...

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