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11 athletes will compete for a spot on an NFL roster through the International Player Pathway Program

Taku Lee the Japanese star running back will get a shot to play for an NFL roster spot through the International Pathway Program. He will have a legit chance to make a roster.

​Eleven athletes from nine countries will compete for a spot in the 2021 International Player Pathway Program, the NFL announced today. Instituted in 2017, the program aims to provide elite international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL level, improve their skills, and ultimately earn a spot on an NFL roster.​

One of the NFL’s eight divisions, to be chosen at random, will receive the international players selected for the 2021 program. These players will be placed on the teams practice squad and given an exemption for that spot.

This year’s participants are: ​

PlayerPositionCountryAffiliation
Aaron DonkorLBGermanyArkansas State University (former)
Taku LeeRBJapanObic Seagulls
Yoann MiangueDLFranceFlash de la Courneuve
Leonel MisangumukiniDEAustria Dacia Vienna Vikings
Adedayo OdeleyeDEUnited KingdomLoughborough University
Ayo OyelolaLBUnited KingdomNottingham University
Max PircherOLItalyHildesheim Invaders
Sammis ReyesTEChileTulane University (former)
Bernhard SeikovitsTEAustria Dacia Vienna Vikings
Lone ToailoaDLNew ZealandCal Berkeley (former)
Alfredo Gutierrez OLMexicoTec de Monterrey

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