Cowboy Land Two-Way Lineman Walk-on From Brazil via. Waco, Neb.

WACO – Marco Machado’s grade-point average is a little above 4.0 and his favorite subject is calculus. He’s from the capital of Brazil, a city called Brasília, where over 2 million people live. He came to America in 2015, before his sophomore year in high school, and admitted the transition of going from a large city in South America to Waco was tough at first.

At 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds, the Nebraska Lutheran senior might stand out in a classroom in small-town Nebraska. But there’s another place where Machado stood out – football fields.

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