The Australian Media loves a good underdog story and lately there is no better than that of Australian Rugby League Player turned NFL rookie, Jarryd Hanye. From growing up in a housing commission in Minto NSW the 27 year old took on the sporting world at an early age, becoming a national schoolboy champion in the 100 metre hurdles without training. He later went on to become a Rugby League superstar, playing for the Parramatta Eels and representing Australia and New South Wales. However, after reaching the pinnacles of Rugby League his boyhood interest in the American NFL took over and at the peak of his NRL career he inexplicably left the game in pursuit of playing NFL in America. A game he had never played before but for on the NFL computer game ‘Madden’! Pundits were shocked that he would throw it all away at a slim chance in the highly competitive and vastly different game.
But like every person that dares to dream, sometimes that dream pays off. Hayne is on the verge of making the final 53 man cut for the San-Fransisco 49ers after putting in three exceptional pre-season performances. And to top it all off, the boy from Minto will officially be in NFL Madden 16!
All aboard the Hayne Playne!