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New Orleans Saints Scott Fujita Is a Famous Adoptee

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Scott Fujita is a New Orleans Saints linebacker and a famous adoptee.

Scott Fujita is a New Orleans Saints linebacker and a famous adoptee.

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Birth and Adoption:

Future New Orleans Saints, Scott Anthony Fujita was born in Ventura, California on April 28, 1979, and was adopted 6 weeks later.

Growing up with a Japanese-American adoptive father, Rodney Fujita, and a Caucasian adoptive mother, Helen Fujita, Scott Fujita considers himself to be culturally Japanese-American.

Football:

  • Fujita was drafted in 2002 by the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Signed in 2005 with the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2006.

  • Part of the New Orleans Saints win over the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Fun Facts:

  • Is married to his college sweetheart, Jaclyn and has twin daughters - Isabelle and Delilah.
  • Would love to visit Japan when he retires.
  • Feels that he drinks too much root beer.
  • Loves the movie Animal House.
  • At one time was a spokesperson in Kansas City for a program that worked to place foster children in adoptive homes.
  • Find more fun facts about Scott Fujita.

Culture and Adoption:

According to a recent interview between Fujita and David Fleming, from ESPN, Fujita has never struggled with his identity like many adoptees.

Scott celebrated Japanese holidays growing up and enjoyed time with his grandparents, Nagao and Lillie Fujita. They shared stories of exotic locations, tales of samurai, and Japanese history with Scott and his older brother, Jason - also an adoptee.

"I know I don't have a drop of Japanese blood in me. But what is race? It's just a label. The way you're raised, your family, the people you love - that means more than everything else."
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