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Nate Sudfeld Helping Make A Difference In Uganda

The quarterback learned from an early age that it is important to help others and is visiting Uganda for the third time this spring in support of an organization, Assist International, founded more than 25 years ago by his grandfather.

The primary mission of Assist International is to address "the needs of the world's most vulnerable people," like the people of Uganda.

Visiting Uganda for the first time at the young age of 14 helped Sudfeld have a whole new view of the world.

"Looking back, I thought at the time I was a little too young to understand, but it shaped my world view and gave me a good perspective," Sudfeld told The Chicago Tribune's Philip Hersh, when speaking on his first journey to Uganda.

In 2014, Sudfeld was a junior at Indiana and visited Uganda for the second time. He went along with his parents, his brothers and two sisters. One of his brothers, Zach Sudfeld, played for the New York Jets at the time of the visit and donated $25,000 that helped Assist International build the first of 10 homes for orphans.

The Sudfeld's are instrumental in the city of Lira and have created an orphanage, plus helping a school that houses 3,000 kids get clean water. Sudfeld added that he feels "like it's my responsibility to help others," while keeping perspective that a majority of life is lived off the field.

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