British discus thrower Lawrence Okoye announced on twitter that he was signing with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent. Okoye has never played organized football but the 6’6, 284 lb athlete will attempt to make a go of it with the 49ers on their defensive line. He is currently the British record holder in the discus throw.
At the NFL Combine, Okoye ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds, while scoring 35 inches on the vertical jump and 10 feet, 5 inches on the broad jumps.
Proud to announce that I will be signing with the San Francisco @49ers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Lawrence Okoye (@Okoye) April 27, 2013