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International prospects flock to London for NFL tryout


AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — The NFL has held an international combine at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. More than 40 prospects — representing 13 countries — competed in hopes of joining the league’s International Player Pathway program. Those selected will begin training in the U.S. in January and could join rookies in minicamps in May. A handful of players over the years have advanced and made it to NFL rosters. The prospects are put through tests such as the broad jump, various sprints and the shuttle drill which records lateral quickness. Jason Godrick is a 6-foot-5, 293-pound offensive lineman from Nigeria. The 21-year-old has never played American football before but says he is a “quick learner.” Coaches in Nigeria saw him playing basketball and urged him to switch to football.

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