Thursday, November 10, 2016

Former Grambling State University linebacker signs to the Porvoon Butchers in Europe

GRAMBLING, Louisiana -- On Tuesday morning, a former linebacker for Grambling State University signed a contract to play for the Porvoon Butchers in Finland with the European Football League beginning this summer.

When Troy Roach received the phone call during Grambling’s homecoming game, he felt a huge sense of relief.

“I had been anticipating this offer since early June,” Roach said.” It felt good knowing that the time I put in didn’t go in vain.”

Playing professional ball has been a dream of Roach’s since he first began playing football at just 9-years-old.

“It’s great to be able to call myself a professional football player, even after the 2016 NFL/CFL draft concluded during the spring and not being selected following my senior season. I didn’t give up on the dream.”

It will all sink in for Roach when his flight to Finland departs a few days after graduation to join the team in May for pre-season camp.


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