Britain's Lawrence Okoye competes in the men's discus throw qualifications at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

NFL Free Agency: San Francisco 49ers Visit With British Olympian


It’s not too often that a former Olympian wants to play in the NFL.

British discus record-holder Lawrence Okoye, who participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, visited the 49ers on Wednesday and plans to meet with the Saints on Thursday, according to the Detroit Free Press. 

Okoye has no previous football experience, but does play rugby and according to CSN, “attended two regional combines and attracted the attention of NFL scouts with his size and athleticism.”

He is planning to become a defensive end if he can land a job in the NFL. Wouldn’t that be something?

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