Week 6 of the NFL proved to be an exciting weekend of football and across the NFL, several Latinos stood out with stellar performances.

Although Latinos only make up a very minuscule percentage of the total NFL player pool, their impact is felt week-to-week.

Here’s a look at 3 standout Latino players from this past weekend.

1. Braxton Berrios, WR, New York Jets (Puerto Rico)

After breaking out last season and receiving first-team All-Pro honors as a kick returner, the speedy Puerto Rican receiver extended his touchdown streak to 3 games after he took an end-around 20-yards into the endzone to help the Jets in their shocking win against the Packers, 27-10. It was Berríos' only rushing attempt of the game, to go along with a six-yard reception.

Berrios has made the most of his limited reps in the Jets offense but the bulk of his impact is felt in special teams, where he’s been the team's primary return man for both punts and kick returns. His versatility has been shown all season, exemplified by his passing touchdown two weeks ago against the Steelers, a 'Philly Special' trick play.

2. Alijah Vera-Tucker, Guard, New York Jets (Mexico)

Vera-Tucker also played a big role in the Jets win over Green Bay with his pass protection up front, allowing just two pressures in 21-pass block attempts. The lineman who is of Mexican heritage demonstrated his ability up front by playing a key role in the Jets offense that helped propel running back Breece Hall in his touchdown run.

Vera-Tucker, who sports a pair of tattoos in Spanish on his biceps ("Madre" and "Familia"), has started at three different positions in the past three weeks, displaying why the Jets traded up in the first-round to select him.

3. Marco Wilson, CB, Arizona Cardinals (Puerto Rico)

Also Puerto Rican, Wilson had an impactful game on Sunday versus the Seahawks by finishing the game with six tackles. The stats don’t tell the full story, however, as Wilson’s coverage in the Arizona secondary was outstanding, and included a huge deflection and nearly a pick. The Cardinals were unable to keep pace with Seattle, losing 19-9.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 09: Braxton Berrios #10 of the New York Jets celebrates a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins with head coach Robert Saleh of the New York Jets during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 09, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Edward Diller/Getty Images

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