The Philadelphia Eagles joined the ranks of teams attempting to take an athlete from another sport and build them into a football player, signing Canadian national rugby team member Adam Zaruba to a three-year contract as a tight end on Monday.
Zaruba, 26, played football in high school and redshirted for one year at Simon Fraser University before attending a try out with the Eagles in June.
“It will be a really awesome thing for me as an athlete,” Zaruba told Patrick Johnston of The Province before his tryout in June. “The window here is very small.”
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