Danny Amendola reveals his ethnicity on Patriots website

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Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola ethnicity

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has revealed his parents nationality during an interview with Patriots.com.

Are you a full-blooded Italian? asked the reporter.

“Half-and-half. My father’s Italian and my mom’s Irish,” said the 29-year-old.

“My mom and dad are both from Boston. Growing up, I visited there all the time.

My mom’s been living in Boston for the past 10, 15 years and my dad still lives in Texas”.

At the end of the interview, the reporter wants to know what Danny calls that red stuff you make with spaghetti and meatballs.

OK, with your Italian heritage, do you call it “gravy” or “sauce?”

“It’s gravy.” answers Amendola.

Danny Amendola NFL Career

Danny Amendola, another undrafted Texas Tech product, signed a five-year, $31 million contract with the New England Patriots in March 2013.

After taking over for Wes Welker at Texas Tech, Amendola spent his first NFL season (2008) with the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

After his contract expired with the Cowboys, Amendola was signed to the practice squad of the Philadelphia Eagles on January 6, 2009.

He was with the Eagles during 2009 training camp, wound up on the practice squad again, but was signed to the St. Louis Rams active roster at the end of September 2009.

Amendola wound up starting two games and appearing in 14 for the Rams that season. He was with St. Louis until March, 2013 when he became a free agent and signed with the New England Patriots.