San Francisco 49ers running back Tony Cherry scored a touchdown against the New York Giants on Oct. 5, 1987. He the first Libya-born person to score a touchdown in an NFL game. He's also the last Libya-born person to score a touchdown in an NFL game.
Cherry's 1987 plunge makes Libya one of 40 non-United States countries with at least one touchdown from a player born in that country. For the sake of the exercise, that includes the United States territories of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and now-defunct Panama Canal Zone, along with West Germany.
Libya is tied for the 40th-most NFL touchdowns with one, or 190 behind Canada, the non-U.S. country with the most touchdowns. Canada (191) and German (135) are the only ones with more than 100. They are also two of nine with at least 20, a group that includes American Samoa (33) and Bermuda (20).
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