Monday, January 27, 2014

Detroit Lions Score Carlin Isles, World's Fastest Rugby Player

Posted By on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 7:25 PM

As SB Nation reports, the Detroit Lions have a new player signed to their practice squad with international Rugby player Carlin Isles. Check out the video below — Isles is really freakin' fast:

SB Nation wrote:

He is so fast and talented that even the Detroit Lions scouts noticed him and signed him to their practice squad in Week 17. Listed at only 5'8 and 160 pounds, Isles was able to impress the Lions enough during his one-week stay that they signed him to a futures contract on January 10, and he hopes to make the 53-man roster this year as a WR/KR.

It's hard to overstate the speed at which Isles has picked up the game of sevens rugby, an exhausting game that features two seven-man teams playing on a full-sized field for two seven-minute halves. Isles impressed from the second that he stepped on the pitch.

He's not just a one-trick pony though. Isles has shown the toughness and tenacity necessary to excel defensively against the best competition in the world.


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