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Chiefs Sign Former European Rugby Star Louis Rees-Zammit



Rees-Zammit participated in the International Player Pathway Program workout earlier this month, which provided the former rugby star with an opportunity to show NFL scouts what he could do. His workout included a 4.44-second 40-yard dash, which would have ranked fifth among tailbacks at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine.

As for why Rees-Zammit chose to leave a bright future in European rugby behind in favor of pursing an opportunity in the NFL, he explained his reasoning at the IPP workout:

“It’s always been on my mind,” Rees-Zammit told Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press. “My dad has been a massive role model to me because he brought me up loving the sport. He played the sport when he was younger so it’s quite easy to love the game because I’ve been watching it from such a young age. So, it’s always been in the back of my head, but it’s just amazing to finally do it now.”

Rees-Zammit later added that his favorite player as a child was wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who played for Chiefs’ Head Coach Andy Reid for five seasons in Philadelphia. Now a member of the Chiefs, Rees-Zammit will have that same opportunity.

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