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

49ers Sign British Olympian Lawrence Okoye as Undrafted Free Agent


The San Francisco 49ers signed former Olympian Lawrence Okoye as an undrafted free agent.

Okoye is a British discus record-holder and participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

He 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.”

Okoye is listed as a defensive lineman.

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