African rugby player still getting accustomed to putting on pads, helmet as Colts' camp opens

  • Article by: MICHAEL MAROT , AP Sports Writer
  • Updated: July 30, 2013 - 2:40 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. — Colts linebacker Daniel Adongo is just trying to figure everything out.

Like finding his way around campus at training camp or putting on a helmet and pads.

The 6-foot-5, 257-pound Kenyan is a world-class rugby player. But he has never played a down of American football and has only watched a handful of games on television. Somehow, the Colts' scouting department found Adongo and gave him a shot to make the roster.

It won't be easy.

Though Adongo calls the transition to linebacker the most logical place to start, coaches and general manager Ryan Grigson acknowledge he is a blank slate.

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