By Lewis Gould
The WFT has signed 6-6, 260-pound TE Sammis Reyes, who came to the US from Chile to play basketball — was one of 11 players chosen for the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program.
Reyes, 25, played Division I basketball at Tulane.
“I wanted to go to the NBA; that was my dream my entire childhood, and of course it never happened,” Reyes told the South Florida Sun Sentinel in January. “So when I was 23, my current agent, my family and my close friends, they were like, … ‘You’ve got to give this football thing a shot. You’re fast, you’re strong, you’re powerful.’ So my friends, my best friends, and everybody around me convinced me to give it a shot.”
Reyes profiles as a practice squad player for Washington.