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You're Welcome, Haiti: Jonathan Vilma Picks Up The Trophie For Haiti

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Jeremy Shockey #88 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with the George S. Halas trophy against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Tim PergolinContributor IFebruary 9, 2010

Hes doing it for Haiti.

I'm sure im not the first but i just want to say congrats on winning the Superbowl.

I am very excited for you and city of New Orleans.

I am very impressed on how you were able to control you emotions and not let your home country of Haiti get you down.

Everyone was following Pierre Garcon and his amazing run in the playoffs for his home  of Haiti, but what about Jonathan Vilma?

Garcon just got all the news because of his huge success in the playoffs and help his team get to the Superbowl.

But Vilma has been leading his team all year. With 110 tackle, 3 interceptions, 2 sacks and 23 assists.

There is no getting around the fact that Johnathan has a special talent and has been showing all year.

He didn't have just one chip on his shoulder, he had 2.

Of course keeping Haiti in his heart but also needing to make room for his hometown of New Orleans.

They were devastated by Hurrican Katrina. 

At that point the Superdome was home to not only the Saints but to many thousand refugees.

The Saints were a joke for the last couple years. In 2006 they had the number 2 draft pick.

But 6 years ago a young star was drafted out of the U and has been leading defences ever since.

So that win was not for just the Saints and not just the player, it was for the city of New Orleans and for Jonathan Vilma, for his home country of Haiti. 

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