Born in Buenos Aires Argentina in 1975, Martin Grammar he broke the mold of the typical Argentinian soccer-playing kid, and traded it for a successful career in the NFL playing American football.
At the age of 9, he moved to Florida with his family, and although his love for soccer was intact, it was American football that would open the door to a better future for him and his family.
When he was in high school, a football coach noticed Gramática’s precision when kicking the ball, and decided to try it, verifying that the talent that the Argentine had was natural, something that Gramática himself accepted.
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Grammar received the opportunity from the University of Kansas Cityquickly becoming an elite kicker, even being awarded the Lou Groza Award.
A curiosity of the kicker is that he used the number 10 in honor of the historic soccer player, Diego Armando Maradona.
His stage in professionalism came when he was chosen in the third round of the 1999 Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a franchise that had never managed to lift the Super Bowl champion trophy.
However, 4 years later, in 2003, the ‘Bucs’ reached the ‘Super Bowl’, where they defeated the Oakland Raidersto lift the first trophy to that date for the Florida team.
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Gramática was sensational, contributing 12 points, 2 field goals, and 6 extra points after scoring, helping his team to a 48-21 victory over the Raiders.
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