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Bjoern Werner likely will be the final product of NFL Europe's short-lived pipeline

Originally Published: April 18, 2013
By Mark Winegardner | ESPN The Magazine

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IN A SMALL apartment in a working-class neighborhood in Berlin, as Andreas Werner watched his son Bjoern take his first steps, he was already imagining the damage this big kid might someday do on the soccer pitch. Andreas' 3-year-old, Pascal, was already showing a flair for the game. Why would Bjoern be any different?

Andreas and his wife, Martina, were barely aware that in 1991 the NFL had just come to Germany in the form of ...

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