Posted December 03, 2013

Colts place Kenyan former rugby player Daniel Adongo on their active roster

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Daniel Adongo previously played professional rugby for the Blue Bulls of Pretoria in South Africa. (Gallo Images via Getty Images)

Daniel Adongo played professional rugby for the Blue Bulls of Pretoria in South Africa. (Gallo Images via Getty Images)

The Indianapolis Colts have placed Daniel Adongo, a former professional rugby player, on their active roster.

Adongo had never played a down of American football when he arrived at Colts training camp this past summer, but the team has helped to craft Adongo into a pass rusher. Indianapolis now feels Adongo is able to compete at the highest level of the sport after placing him on the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Adongo, who was born in Nairobi, Kenya, says he first became familiar with the sport by playing the popular Madden series of video games in South Africa.


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