Giant Premiership Lock Quits Rugby In A Bid To Make It In The NFL

NFL bound.

Giant lock Christian Scotland-Williamson has left Worcester this week as he looks to pursue a career in American Football in the USA.

Scotland-Williamson will be heading out to Florida to work with NFL coaches over the next few months, in hope of earning a place on an NFL team roster for the 2018 season. The 24-year-old has played 23 times for Warriors since joining the Club in 2014, where he burst onto the scene scoring a try on his debut in the LV= Cup against Leicester Tigers at Sixways.

Unfortunate injuries kept the 6ft 9ins lock on the sidelines for much of the next three seasons but he has since recovered to become a regular in Warriors’ Aviva Premiership squad during this campaign.

But the former Loughborough University student will now make the move to the USA as he looks to chase a lifelong ambition. One potential pathway for Scotland-Williamson is the International Player Pathway programme, which has seen former England Sevens star Alex Gray spend the season with the Atlanta Falcons.

Scotland-Williamson said:

“I’d like to thank everyone at Sixways for all the support over the years. I appreciate everything they have done for me – giving me the opportunity to play professional rugby, playing against some of the top players in the world, and also helping me recover from injuries in what was a tough time for me.”

“Worcester is a great Club where I have made many lifelong friends and I have no doubt they will continue to move forward and compete with the top sides in the league and Europe in years to come.

“This a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and one that I simply can’t turn down. I’m incredibly excited about testing myself and trying to get on the team roster at an NFL club.”

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