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Jets sign former British Olympic discus thrower Okoye

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed former British record-holding discus thrower Lawrence Okoye, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics, to the practice squad as an offensive lineman. The 6-foot-6, 304-pound Okoye put his discus career on hold in 2013 to pursue an NFL career despite never having played football in high school or college. He was signed as undrafted defensive...
Via Associated Press
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs give a British discus star a look in pre-London tryouts

The Kansas City Chiefs are heading across the pond for a London game.But before they do, they gave a British record-holder a look at defensive tackle.Okoye certainly knows the country's sporting habits. He represented the U.K. in the 2012 Olympic Games and had a promising career in rugby union.But he switched gears to football despite playing the game and played with the 49ers for...
Via FOX Sports
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Look to Rebuild, Eye Interesting Prospects

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: San Francisco 49ers defensive line man Lawrence Okoye warms up during a San Francisco 49ers training session at Allianz Park on October 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) The San Francisco 49ers have seemingly been in a tailspin for the past year. After reaching three straight NFC Championship games from 2012-2014, the...
Via The Sports Journal
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers DE Lawrence Okoye Ran Down CB Darryl Morris in Special Teams Drill

In the picture of two San Francisco 49ers below who would you think is the faster of the two on a football field? The 300+ pound guy on the left (Lawrence Okoye) or the much smaller defensive back on the right (Darryl Morris)?According to what happened during OTAs Wednesday the answer may surprise you.According to several reports on the 49ers practice Wednesday the huge dude on...
Via FatManWriting
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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