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Chiefs' Brazilian kicker learned NFL rules through Madden

Madden finally serves a purpose.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs new kicker Cairo Santos will be one of the first Brazilian players to take the field in an NFL game when the Chiefs take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 1.

"Everyone is freaking out," Santos said of his friends and family in Brazil.

It's unclear if he will be the very first or one of the very few Brazilian players in the NFL. Santos spoke to the media on Monday and besides praising his now former teammate Ryan Succop he said that he learned the NFL game from playing Madden.

"I went out and bought a Madden game for my Xbox and that's how I learned the rules." -Cairo Santos

"I knew I was going to be a kicker in my high school," Santos said, via quotes from the Chiefs. "I went out and bought a Madden game for my Xbox and that's how I learned the rules. Seeing all of those kickers, I said ‘That's awesome. I want to one day get there.' I just kept working to get a scholarship. I remember guys like Mike Nugent and Mason Crosby used to play on that game. I played against them in the preseason, so that was cool. It's pretty much what you work for; you want to achieve that dream."

Related: Santos over Succop, good or bad decision?

Someone finally benefited from sitting around playing video games all day. Kids, remember this story next time your parents get on your case about playing video games. Madden CAN lead you someplace!

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