Haiti native Claudell Louis has become a United States citizen as the undrafted free agent attempts to also become a member of the Buffalo Bills this offseason. Congratulations, Claudell!
This story keeps getting better @mikerodak! @claudell_louis became an American w/ his mom! https://t.co/nKsrEkpKvw pic.twitter.com/0lxPC3OCoc— sharon scheidhauer (@USCISMediaFLA) June 2, 2016
Louis moved to the United States in 2001 with his family when he was 12. He had been travelling to the United States frequently to see his mother in Miami, Florida, according to this report from ESPN. After moving from Haiti, the immigrant had to learn football while in high school, putting him well behind his classmates in learning the rules and strategy of the game. He quit out of frustration, picking up the game again after graduating high school.
He worked his way up from junior college to Fresno State and signed with the Bills following the draft. He's a 6'5", 294-pound run stuffer that will be looking for a role as a reserve on a deep Bills defensive line.
As you can see in the photo above, the rookie's mother joined him in becoming an American. Congratulations!