The NFL's international casting call
Needed: Big, strong athletes. Football experience preferred, but not required
Throughout every game of the preseason, everywhere Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano went, Daniel Adongo followed. A 6-foot-5, 257-pound South African rugby-player-turned-linebacker, Adongo didn't know a lick about football. As Pagano said: "First time ever putting on a helmet, No. 1. Then pants, No. 2. Shoulder pads, 3."
"It is very exciting," Adongo said, his English reflecting the cadence of his native Kenya. "The hairs on the back of my neck stand up every time we go out. To see ...
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