July 14, 2024

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US:Cardinals Sign Nigerian OL Haggai Chisom Ndubuisi

The Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of a new offensive lineman. They added Haggai Chisom Ndubuisi.

Ndubuisi, a native of Nigeria, is a 21-year-old who is 6-6 and 298 lbs. He was selected as part of the NFL’s International Pathway Programme in January. If you recall, the Cardinals added Austrian tight end Bernhardt Seikovits through the same programme last season.

In 2017, playing in an all-star basketball game in Lagos, Nigeria, American coaches noticed him and that is when his football career began. He played both soccer and basketball while growing up before joining the Uprise Academy, which is a football programme in Nigeria run by former NFL star Osi Umenyiora and former NBA player Ejike Ugboaja.

According to AZCardinals.com’s Darren Urban, Ndubuisi was one of three potential African offensive linemen who trained in Arizona with LeCharles Bentley, a former NFL lineman who now trains pros and potential pros. He will join the Cardinals for offseason workouts, which began Tuesday.