Agence France-PresseApril 28, 2013 03:45
British discus thrower Lawrence Okoye wasn't taken in the NFL draft, but says he'll pursue his American football dream by signing as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers.
"Proud to announce that I will be signing with the San Francisco @49ers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Okoye said Saturday on the social networking site Twitter as the 2013 draft of new players -- virtually all of them out of US university football programs, wrapped up.
Okoye, a 21-year-old from Croydon, south London, finished 12th in the Olympic Games' discus final last August.