Global Football Alumni In NFL Preseason Action

Global Football Alumni In NFL Preseason Action

When FOX TV analysts focus on the individual battles expected to be featured during the NFL preseason clash between the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans on Sunday, the names Kasim Edebali and Bryan Witzmann are unlikely to be highlighted. But there is a connection between the two second-year players, who could come into contact either when the Texans offense lines up to challenge the Saints defense, or on special teams. Both Edebali (pictured), a linebacker who saw extensive action in New Orleans in 2014 as an undrafted free agent, and Witzmann, an offensive tackle and camp returnee in Houston hoping to win a roster spot, are both alumni of Global Football initiatives. Each Thursday, the new look website GlobalFootball.com will celebrate the successes of some of the athletes and coaches who have at some point crossed paths with Global Football during the past twenty years of organizing and producing games and events in 23 countries on six continents. Hamburg, Germany native Edebali came to the United States in 2007 through the International Student Program, an initiative created and operated by Global Football President Patrick Steenberge that helped talented overseas players secure a place at American prep schools and to further excel on the gridiron. Having starred at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire for two years, Edebali made an impression with Boston College, starting all 13 games in 2013, while leading the team in tackles for loss (15), sacks (9.5) and forced fumbles (3). Last season, Edebali was one of the unlikely success stories in the NFL, bouncing back from the disappointment of not being selected in the...