I want to give a public congratulations to one of Astoria's own.

Jordan Poyer has become a National Football League star. Now playing a multipositional defensive back for the Buffalo Bills, he continues to make me proud as a Marine in dress blues.

His character in whole has allowed his teammates to name him a captain of that defense. He is also one of the keys that has the Bills a winning football team again.

Thank you, Jordan, for showing all of us that greatness can even come out of Astoria.