Kenny Vaccaro reveals his ethnicity by posting a photo on social media

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Kenny Vaccaro. Photo credit: Cal Sport Media / Alamy Stock Photo

Kenny Vaccaro parents

Is he black, Hispanic, Italian or what? Everyone wants to know what race Kenny Vaccaro is.

Kenny’s father – Ken Vaccaro – was Italian who passed away from emphysema when Kenny was 15. His mother, Alesia, is African-American.

Kenny Vaccaro ethncity

Kenny has many tattoos representing his Italian heritage including a map of Italy which he posted on his official Twitter account after fans were asking what his ethnicity is. (See below).

Most of his tattoos are about family and religion which include:

A depiction of Jesus Christ reigning on earth through a sketch of Jesus holding the world together, the quote, “Walk by faith, not by sight” and the recognition of sin existing in the world by an image of the earth being broken open.”

Vaccaro has uploaded over 250 photos on social media. The pictures range from memes to adorable shots of his son to humor and even an artsy piece or two.

Kenny Vaccaro Saints

Kenny was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round, with the 15th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The former Texas Longhorn was an All-American safety in college and was the first safety picked in the draft.

In his regular season debut last year, he was responsible for tipping Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s potential game-winning, fourth-down pass in the end zone to preserve a key Week 1 win for the Saints in the Mercedez-Benz Superdome.

The 24-year-old capped off a tremendous rookie season by ranking third on the Saints defense with 79 combined tackles.

After one year it already seems like New Orleans has found a more than potent replacement for their former All-Pro safety Darren Sharper

Kenny Vaccaro bio

Height: 6-0

Weight: 214

Born: 2/15/1991 Brownwood , TX

College: Texas