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Five British Players to watch in the NFL this year

March 17, 2017

American Football may not be as big as the likes of football and rugby in England, but that doesn't mean that we haven't produced some fierce British talent, all of whom currently reside in America and play for the NFL. If you're wondering who we're talking about, why not have a look at our list of the five top British born NFL players.

Menelik Watson

Age: 28
Team: Denver Broncos
Birthplace: Manchester
Experience: 4th Season
Fun Fact: At the age of 12 Watson broke his ankle and thought he’d never play sport again

British born NFL player

Jack Crawford

Age: 28
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Birthplace: London

Experience: 5th Season
Fun Fact: Crawford first moved to America as a teenager to pursue basketball before moving to American Football

British born NFL player

Jay Ajayi

Age: 23
Team: Miami Dolphins
Birthplace: London

Experience: 2nd Season
Fun Fact: Has his very own touchdown celebration called ‘The Jay Train’ in which he pumps his arm after each score

British born NFL player

Lawrence Okoye

Age: 25
Team: Miami Dolphins
Birthplace: London

Experience: 2nd Season
Fun Fact: Competed in discuss throwing in the 2012 Olympic Games

British born NFL player

Efe Obada

Age: 24
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Birthplace: Originally Nigeria and then moved to UK

Experience: 1st Season
Fun Fact: Efe’s only previous experience of American Football was just five games with the London Warriors while working as a security guard

(Obada is number 63, below)

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