Top American TV Talk Show will feature Poland’s NFL Lineman “Babs” Aiyegbusi Thursday April 16

Recently, a Polish American football player who signed with the NFL (with the Minnesota Vikings) directly from the Polish American Football League (PLFA),  Babatunde Aiyegbusi (pronounced bah-BUH-tune-day ah-YEG-boo-see), tweeted that he will be interviewed on the wildly popular “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show on the American network ABC (national television) on Thursday April 16!

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Recently signed by the Minnesota VikingsAiyegbusi  has been busy with media appearances and interviews from all over the world. Naturally, there is a reason for all of this hoopla. He is the first player to be signed by an NFL team directly from a league in Europe without attending college in North America. Last season he played for the Dresden Monarchs of the German Football League (GFL).

With his size (6’9″ 351 lbs) he turns heads even in a league known for its big men. His appearance on one of America’s most popular talk/interview shows is testament to his skyrocketing popularity in a country full of stars and celebrities.

The show will air Thursday April 16 at 11:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time (5:35 AM Central European Time Friday April 17).

Babatunde Aiyegbusi 2014 Highlights

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.