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Home Field Advantage: Saints and their hometowns with Max Unger

Saints center Max Unger grew up on ranch in Hookena, Hawaii

Our series Hometown Saints continues with a look at New Orleans Saints center Max Unger's family and his hometown of Hookena, Hawaii.

Photos by Marco Garcia

Throughout the playoffs will be showcasing the hometowns of players to give fans a look at the communities and the people that influenced them. The ninth part of our series of photos essays is a look at where center Max Unger grew up in Hookena, Hawaii.

The photo essay was shot by Marco Garcia, who for the last 16 years has worked in Hawaii and parts of Asia documenting Pearl Harbor survivors, tsunami victims, and surfers catching big waves. He's been yelled at by then-Senator Barack Obama for taking paparazzi pix of him on the beach and was almost run over by Antonio Cromartie during a last second play during Pro Bowl. Originally from Texas, Marco has made Hawaii his home and has no plans to trade the beach for the city streets anytime soon. Some of Marco's clients include the Wall Street Journal, Sony, and The New York Times. Marco is also a prolific writer and has documented his travels across Hawaii including driving down Maui's famed Hana Highway and written about Hawaii's many colored beaches.


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