"In his first international outing he came sixth in the discus throw at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He won a gold medal at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships in July 2011 at the age of 19. Later on that season, Okoye threw a new British record of 67.63m at the McCain Jumps & Throws Fest. He then bettered that mark with another British record of 68.24 m at the Hallesche Werfertage meeting in May 2012.
In the 2012 Summer Olympics, Okoye competed in the discus throw, reaching the final with a throw of 65.28m. In the final he finished in twelfth place with a throw of 61.03m. After the competition he expressed disappointment with his placing in the final.
In March 2013, Okoye announced his intentions to play in the National Football League, despite having never played American football in high school nor college; he stated that five NFL teams expressed interest in him, and plans to sign after the 2013 NFL Draft. At the NFL Super Regional Combine, Okoye ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds, while scoring 35 inches on the vertical jump and 10 feet, 5 inches on the broad jumps."
Looks literally like he googled American Football a few months ago and decided to play.
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