The NFL International Combine scheduled for Cologne, Germany October 19-10 will feature a pair of Brazilians as linebacker Luis Polastri and offensive lineman Otávio Amorim have been invited to attend.
Both athletes play for Timbo Rex in the Brasilian Football Association Elite League. The team is currently in first place in the BFA Elite South division, awaiting the playoffs.
Polastri has spent time abroad having played with Turkey’s Koc Rams in 2018, helping them win the Turkish title. He returned to the T-Rex this year. He played on the Brazilian national team, the Brasil Onças, when they thrashed Argentina 34-0 in 2017.
Amorim joined the T-Rex in 2016 and since then has helped the team win three state (Santa Catarina) titles and a BFA Elite South division crown. He was named the top offensive lineman in the league in 2018.
About the NFL International Combine
The NFL International Combine is aimed to uncover and evaluate potential NFL talent from around the world. Up to 50 athletes will take part in a series of tests in front of NFL evaluators at Sportschule Hennef, a sports training facility outside of Cologne. Athletes will participate in speed, agility, strength and skill-based tests designed to evaluate whether they’re suited for a possible spot in the NFL’s International Player Pathway program. Following the Combine, the athletes who meet specific performance standards and display the potential to play in the NFL will be invited to train in the United States for three months.