NFL's Indianapolis Colts Sign Kenyan Rugby Player Daniel Adongo
Outside linebacker Daniel Adongo signed with the Indianapolis Colts, who waived tight end Weslye Saunders.
Adongo is a 6-5, 257-pound Kenyan who most recently played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby, the highest level of pro rugby in the world. The 23-year-old is pursuing a degree from the University of Pretoria Tuks.
"We are excited as an organization with the acquisition of Daniel Adongo," said Colts general manager Ryan Grigson. "He is not only an elite athlete and rising international rugby player, but he is an exceptional competitor and human being that has the right makeup for our sport. We all look forward to watching his growth and development in the ensuing weeks."
Saunders was signed by the Colts last October and played in 11 games, recording a pair of receptions.
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Congratulations to Bw. Odongo. You're Kenya's ambassador in the NFL. Your success in the NFL will inevitably open doors to other Kenyan Rugby players, and with this in mind, I personally wish you all the best sir. That being said, my BALTIMORE RAVENS are waiting to pounce on your Colts with devastating results - if they make it to the post-season. Once again sir, welcome to the NFL.
Congrats Odongo, we will be spectating as my boyz NE Patriots give you a thorough beating....
Too bad. he is among 6 players that got dropped from the team last saturday.