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25 May 2017

BUCCANEERS ADD INTERNATIONAL PLAYER TO PRACTICE SQUAD FOR 2017 SEASON

The National Football League announced today that the four teams in the NFC South will carry an additional overseas player on their practice squads during the 2017 season as part of a new International Player Pathway program. Teams from the NFC South will each be given an exemption for an eleventh practice squad member – ineligible to be activated during the season. The Buccaneers will add Eric Nzeocha.
 
Nzeocha began playing football for the Franken Knights youth team in Neusitz, Germany, and was selected for the German national junior team. He played three years at the University of Wyoming, switching from tight end to linebacker before the 2015 season. His brother, Mark, is a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys.
 
“It is overwhelming, one of the greatest moments of my life,” said Nzeocha when hearing the news of his placement. “It has been my dream since I started playing football at the age of 14. When they told me this was happening I was overwhelmed. I am looking forward to it so much. It’s unreal.”
 
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