Growing up, Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso didn’t even want to play football. Born to Carlos and Monica Alonso in Newton, Mass., young Kristian was more interested in baseball, a sport rich with his family’s Hispanic tradition. “My dad is from Cuba, and he grew up in Puerto Rico,” Alonso says. “Baseball is big for him. [...]
By Sam Stites on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 2:19 pm.