Efe Obada signed by Dallas Cowboys after just five games with the London Warriors 

  • Obada has been signed by the Cowboys despite playing just five games with the Britbowl champions
  • The 22-year-old Londoner only started playing American football last year
  • He has been mentored by Warriors defensive co-ordinator Aden Durde, who spent last summer as a coaching intern with the Cowboys 
  • Obada will give up his job in a Welwyn Garden City factory and head to rookie mini-camp in Texas in May

Efe Obada has been signed by the Dallas Cowboys, despite playing just five games for the London Warriors.

The 22-year-old Londoner, who currently works in a warehouse in Welwyn Garden City, will fly out to Texas next month for rookie mini-camp.

Obada only started playing American football half way through last season and was mentored by Warriors defensive co-ordinator Aden Durde.

Efe Obada joins the Dallas Cowboys next month after a whirlwind year and just five American football games

Efe Obada joins the Dallas Cowboys next month after a whirlwind year and just five American football games

The 22-year-old only took up the game last year and finds himself on an NFL roster in a remarkable tale

The 22-year-old only took up the game last year and finds himself on an NFL roster in a remarkable tale

Spotted by Warriors defensive co-ordinator Aden Durde, Obada has worked for the last six months

Spotted by Warriors defensive co-ordinator Aden Durde, Obada has worked for the last six months

The 6ft 5in, 225-pound Obada is seen as a defensive end or a tight end and will fly to Texas next month

The 6ft 5in, 225-pound Obada is seen as a defensive end or a tight end and will fly to Texas next month

Durde, a former NFL linebacker, was a coaching intern with the Cowboys last summer and spent six months honing the 6ft 5in man mountain, who will be used as a defensive end or tight end.

'This is a dream,' Obada told NFLUK.com.

'It’s amazing and life-changing. It’s a major turning point in my life and feels like a movie.

'This could be it – I can change my life. This is unreal – this doesn’t happen to people like me. I’ve never even been outside of London since I arrived in the UK.'

Obada joins compatriot Jack Crawford on the Cowboys roster.

 

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