Nico Marley, the grandson of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley, has signed a contract to play with the Washington Redskins, shortly after the 2017 NFL draft.
In a 2014 interview with Sports Illustrated, Nico was adamant that he would dictate his own destiny, without relying solely on his family name.
“I always wanted to make something for myself,” he said. “I’ve never said, ‘I’m gonna do it like my dad did it,’ or ‘I want to be like my grandfather.’ Every individual is supposed to have something he wants to go get, something he wants so bad he don’t need anybody’s help. That’s what I get from my father and grandfather.”