VIDEO: Aussie Rugby Pro Joins Baylor University Bears

Aussie Peni Tagive’s First Days in American Football!

Baylor University’s ‘Inside CampBU’ sat down with new Australian import Peni Tagive. The 24-year-old  is a former Australian rugby player who is just now picking up the game. A naturally physical and athletic, the defensive end position seems a natural fit. He mentions the strategic and intellectual challenges of learning a new, complex game like American Football.

Tagive (6’4″, 220 lbs) is a former Australian professional rugby league footballer who played for the Sydney Roosters in the Australian National Rugby League (NRL). At the end of 2012, Tagive retired, stating a desire to focus on his studies. He soon enrolled at Baylor University and join the Bears American Football program.

We all at American Football International wish Peni a successful transition into American Football and hope he inspires young athletes in Australia and around the globe to pick up American Football! Could you imagine coming to America and playing a sport you’ve never played before?

Enjoy the video!

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John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.