American football: Tobias Gadeberg (16) ready for the NFL Academy

American football: Tobias Gadeberg (16) ready for the NFL Academy
American football: Tobias Gadeberg (16) ready for the NFL Academy
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Tobias Gadeberg plays for Lillestrøm Starfighters (pictured) in Norway, as well as for the Norwegian U17 national team. Now he sees the NFL in the distance. Photo: PRIVATE

Tobias Gadeberg (16) from Jessheim is the second Norwegian to get a place at the coveted NFL Academy.

Published:

Today 08:39

Updated less than 20 minutes ago

The Lillestrøm Starfighters and Norway U17 player confirmed this to VG.

He will start at the “NFL school” in Loughborough, England, in the summer. There he will be part of around 60 hopeful players from all over the world who want to take the step to the professional league NFL in the long term.

The academy was created in 2019 to make the path into the NFL easier for international players, and several have already made the leap from there to some of the best college teams in the United States. That is also the goal for Gadeberg.

He plays both tight end tight endPosition on attack. Receives balls, and blocks for the quarterback. Same position as Taylor Swift boyfriend Travis Kelce. and defensive end defensive endA position on defense. His job is to get to and tackle the quarterback before he can throw..

– At the NFL Academy, Tobias will further develop his skills, compete against some of the world’s top young talents, and prepare for college football and perhaps a future in the NFL, says father Bendix Gadeberg.

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PS! In the first edition of this article it was stated that Gadeberg is the first Norwegian in the NFL Academy. It is not true. Clement Nioyokindi, who tragically passed away in 2023, was part of the academy in 2021.

Published:

Published: 02.02.24 at 08:39

Updated: 02.02.24 at 11:37

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