PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia Eagles newcomer Matt Leo is a bit older than his fellow rookies. The 27-year-old defensive end hails from Australia and he brings with him an amazing story.
Leo grew up playing rugby but then got a real job as a plumber. He missed sports and after watching the 2013 super bowl, he decided that he wanted to play football.
He came to the U.S. and played at a junior college, then the last three seasons at Iowa State. Now he hopes for a shot with the Eagles after they acquired him through the NFL's international player pathway program.
Jamie Apody has more on the new guy.
Philadelphia Eagles sign rookie defensive end Matt Leo, a former plumber from Australia
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