Texans awarded Adedayo Odeleye in NFL International Pathway program

The Texans are going international on their roster.

As part of the NFL International Pathway program, the Texans have been allocated 6-foot-5, 272-pound defensive lineman Adedayo Odeleye, formerly of the Berlin Thunder.

He doesn't count against the 90-player offseason roster limit. He is eligible for an international practice squad exemption, too.

Odeleye was born in Nigeria and raised in England. He attempted to go the NFL last year, but needed to gain more experience and joined the Berlin Thunder. He's a former rugby player.

His family moved from Nigeria to England when he was nine and he later enrolled at Loughborough University and initially tried out for soccer and basketball before gravitating to football.

Odeleye, 24, had seven sacks in eight games for the Berlin Thunder in the European League of Football. It was just his second year playing and he was named All-Europe and to an all-star game.

He then attended an NFL International Combine in London.

Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and analyst and a contributor to Sports Talk 790.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content