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'It's definitely been a journey'

New York Jets pick Teton Saltes aims to inspire Native youth


Teton Saltes. Photo courtesy University of New Mexico

The unlikely journey for the Jets' latest recruit started as an afterthought.

Like so many young Native men, Teton Saltes loved basketball, but he also knew he needed to stay busy, stay fit.

So during his junior year at Valley High School in Albuquerque, he decided to try playing football during the basketball off-season.


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