Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/13/14
GREEN BAY, Wis. New Green Bay Packers kicker Giorgio Tavecchio had no interest in football growing up. He didn't watch it and he certainly didn't play it. Even a decade after moving to the United States, the Italian-born Tavecchio was still irritated by the sport as he reached his early teenage years. "To be honest, and I hate to say it, but I was the most anti-football kid," Tavecchio told FOXSportsWisconsin.com. "In middle school, I got mad because football kids would get in the way of my soccer game. On Sundays, when other American kids watched NFL games, I was watching the Italian International Soccer channel." Tavecchio never lived in one place for very long during his childhood. His mother's job with the United States government -- which he could not disclose the specifics of due to the private nature of the position -- had her moving frequently. Tavecchio was born in Milan, Italy, moved to Connecticut at age 4, soon went back to Italy, then ...
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