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Indy promotes Kenyan rugby star to its active roster

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07:23 AM ET 12.04 | On Tuesday, Daniel Adongo took another step closer to the NFL -- somewhat remarkable considering his background. [Adongo], the rugby player signed by the Indianapolis Colts last summer, will join the active roster as an outside linebacker for the team's game at Cincinnati this weekend. The 6-foot-5, 257-pound Adongo most recently played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby, the highest level of pro rugby in the world. He also played in the 2012 Varsity Cup for the University of Pretoria Tuks. He has spent the entire season on the Colts' practice squad. He had never played organized football prior to joining the Colts. The Colts also promoted offensive tackle Xavier Nixon, who was signed off the Washington Redskins practice squad earlier this season. He played college ball at the University of Florida.

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December 4, 2013  07:40 AM ET

I bet he's strong as new rope....

December 4, 2013  07:40 AM ET

Stronger than a pack of Newports....

December 4, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Nice name!!

December 4, 2013  08:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Nice name!!

I noticed that too.

December 4, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Adongo.

Ooops, they're going to have to update the Nanny Filter.

December 4, 2013  08:45 AM ET

I hope he likes special teams

December 4, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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I hope he likes special teams

Tell him it's the most important aspect of the game. What does he know? He's from freakin' Kenya.

December 4, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Nice name!!

How does someone with the last name Adongo NOT name their kid Dingo? Dingo Adongo

December 4, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Adongo.Ooops, they're going to have to update the Nanny Filter.

surprised your message wasn't *****

December 4, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

How does someone with the last name Adongo NOT name their kid Dingo? Dingo Adongo

too funny!

December 4, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

How does someone with the last name Adongo NOT name their kid Dingo? Dingo Adongo

"Mongo Adongo just pawn in game of life..."

December 4, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Adongo.Ooops, they're going to have to update the Nanny Filter.

How far can a dong go?

December 4, 2013  09:59 AM ET

The Patriots already have Nate Ebner -- another rugby player -- on their roster.

December 4, 2013  10:08 AM ET

Okay...he never played organized football before joining the Colts, but he did play for the Univ of Florida. WTF?

<SMH>

December 4, 2013  10:30 AM ET

this kid has a freakish skill set....could be a player. look at haloti ngata....he was former rugby guy

December 4, 2013  10:45 AM ET

I remember talk about Margus Hunt's freakish skills prior to the draft, but haven't heard anything about him since

December 4, 2013  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Okay...he never played organized football before joining the Colts, but he did play for the Univ of Florida. WTF?<SMH>

"The Colts also promoted offensive tackle Xavier Nixon, who was signed off the Washington Redskins practice squad earlier this season. He played college ball at the University of Florida."

READ DUDE!

December 4, 2013  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

"The Colts also promoted offensive tackle Xavier Nixon, who was signed off the Washington Redskins practice squad earlier this season. He played college ball at the University of Florida."READ DUDE!

'He had never played organized football prior to joining the Colts'.

I guess U. of Fla isnt considered organized football.

 
December 4, 2013  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

"The Colts also promoted offensive tackle Xavier Nixon, who was signed off the Washington Redskins practice squad earlier this season. He played college ball at the University of Florida."READ DUDE!

Thanks for the advice.

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