Hawaii football is adding some speed to its roster. Hawaii’s offseason is in full swing and New Zealand sprinter Eddie Osei Nketia has joined Hawaii’s football program.
Eddie Osei Nketia is the fastest man in the South Pacific. Nketia recorded a 10.08-second 100-meter run at the 2022 World Athletics Championship. Nketia broke his father Gus Nketia’s 28-year national 100-meter record during the World Athletics Championship.
Eddie Osei Nketia has always been interested in football. Nketia said, “Ever since high school, I always found inspiration to play football one day.” Nketia has practiced catching passes and running routes when he isn’t running track. Nketia wants to play football with the best athletes in the country. Nketia said he accomplished his goals in track. He now heads to the gridiron to play for a team that struggled to win games during the season.
Eddie Osei Nketia’s accomplishments
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Eddie Osei Nketia is a world-class athlete who accomplished a lot during his track career. Nketia was crowned New Zealand’s 100-meter champion in 2019, 2020, and 2022. He was also crowned New Zealand’s 200-meter championship in 2020 and 2022. Additionally, Nketia was crowned Australia’s 100- meter champion in 2019.
What Position will he play?
Eddie Osei Nketia stands at 6 feet 2 inches and is physically gifted. Nketia is expected to play wide receiver and running back. Nketia will have to show he can play wide receiver and compete with other receivers on Hawaii’s roster. Nketia also has to learn the playbook, build chemistry with his quarterback, and consistently catch the ball. We shall see how Nketia’s football career goes.
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