NFL teams including the Broncos and Bills have expressed some interest in Austrailian rugby star Greg Inglis, according to the Sunday Mail in Australia.
The 23-year-old won the “Golden Boot” award as the best rugby player in the world last year. He likely would just get a tryout, and he seems likely to continue playing rugby for the immediate future.
If Inglis tried to cross over, the 238-pounder would probably try out as a kick returner and linebacker.
“I know for a fact, if Greg was keen, there would be four clubs who would
take him tomorrow,” said Cameron McGillivray, who works for an Australian Academy that helps prepare players — mostly kickers and punters — to prepare for American football.
“They’ve got some scouts out here and a few of the scouts thought Greg
would be a sensation in the game,” Melbourne Storm manager Allan Gainey said.
(Thanks to Mac’s football blog passing this link along.)