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Latinos Love Football, But Numbers Lag At NFL, College Level

 The flags of Mexico and the United States cover the field before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City. The NFL returns to Mexico City on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, when Arizona Cardinals play the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
The flags of Mexico and the United States cover the field before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City. The NFL returns to Mexico City on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, when Arizona Cardinals play the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Nogales, Ariz. (AP) -- Benjamin Ley-Shipley is like thousands of other teenagers across the United States. He's a high school football player who loves the game and has hopes of playing at the small college level over the next few years.

He's a running back, defensive back and a standout on special teams. He's also a long-suffering Chicago Bears fan.