Margus Hunt talks about native Estonia – Indianapolis Colts News

Margus Hunt talks about native Estonia – Indianapolis Colts News


Insiders Stephen Holder and Zak Keefer look back at the Indianapolis Colts’ opener and what they can do about it Week 2.
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IndyStar Colts Insider Stephen Holder will talk with a member of the Indianapolis Colts each week for a wide-ranging, offbeat conversation that sheds light on their personality, background and interests.

This week: defensive end Margus Hunt.

Question: You were born and raised in Estonia. I’m wondering: How familiar are people there with the NFL?

Answer: I don’t think the general population knows, but there are some big, big fans over there who are interested in the league and follow it pretty closely. So, there’s definitely a few. And there are actually a few people in my friendship circle who I grew up with that have a club team going.

Q: Do you think you playing in the league had anything to do with that?

A: Not really. I don’t know how it started, but it came around the same time I started playing college football. It wasn’t me.

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Q: What is the most popular sport back home?

A: Track and field.

Q: Really? Why is that?

A: It’s just something that’s big in the school system there. (Physical education) is a big part of the school system there, and track and field is a big part of that. We also have a pretty big track and field history that goes back many decades. (Hunt was an accomplished athlete in the hammer throw, discus and shot put.)

Q: You come from a pretty small town…

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