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Mark Sanchez Faces Battle Between Career and Culture in New York

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

He's a 22-year-old superstar with an entire population on his shoulders—all because of the name stitched to the back of his jersey.

It's the cross Mark Sanchez carries, and—based on reports during his collegiate career—it's a responsibility he embraces.

Unfortunately, it's also an opportunity for agendas. Less than a week after being drafted, all eyes are on Sanchez and what he represents for the Hispanic community:

"A few days after the Jets' blockbuster draft-day trade, Gerry Salme hoped a man he had never heard of would help him...

"...For the director of operations at the FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development in Newark, Sanchez's greatest impact will i...

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