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SHELBURNE, Vt. - You might recognize Number 12 on the Vermont Bucks as the dancing player that's always willing to get the fans in on his touchdown celebrations.

This season, Kelvin Amparo's had many chances to show off his moves and he appreciates the opportunities.

Coming from humble beginnings in Puerto Rico, Amparo grew up in Boston and Syracuse.  With no college football experience he was a long shot to make the team in the first place.

And after suffering an groin injury, Amparo was nearly cut.

He recalls, "I wasn't able to practice for the whole first week, so that was tough.  We weren't promised that if you're hurt, you know, you don't, you can't get cut or anything like that.  So it was just tough you know?  So the first couple of weeks, it was very, very mental.  So it was just, get your mind right and get ready to play some football."

Bucks quarterback Steffen Colon adds, "That's the definition of 'hard work pays' man, you come in here and you maybe don't know your role on the team.  Or maybe not as focused or don't know how good you really are.  And I just think that was the case for him.  He didn't know how much he would be able to help the team and he flirted with the line, but I mean, since he got a little reality check, he's been straight on.  Bulls eyes in the classroom, on the field, whatever coach asks him to do, he do it.  So that kid is just special."

The hard work has paid off.  Not only has Amparo become Colon's go-to guy, he's rumored to have attracted interest from the CFL's Montreal Alouettes and could be headed north after Monday's game.
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