Washington LB Psalm Wooching To Pursue Rugby Career

The Washington Huskies had a great season in 2016. They appeared in their first College Football Playoff and nearly made it interesting against Alabama in their semi-final matchup.

With the season now over, and with most players shifting their attention to the endless number of workouts and showcases intended to prove their worth to NFL scouts, Psalm Wooching won’t play ball. Well, football, anyway.

The Huskies linebacker has decided to follow his dream of playing rugby instead.

Wooching announced his decision on Twitter.

Family, Friends & Fans please read 💯 pic.twitter.com/HrnIdyCV83

— Psalm Wooching (@PsalmWooching) February 16, 2017

Originally from Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, Wooching’s dream is to represent his country in the Olympics. In the message he posted on Twitter, Wooching says that rugby was his first love, and while football provided him with a number of opportunities, it is “time to turn the page.”

Wooching was a 2016 All-PAC 12 honorable mention, both athletically and academically.

Standing at 6-foot-3, 219-pounds, Wooching won the “Construction Crew Weightlifting Award” as a redshirt freshman with the Huskies. Projected to be a late seventh round pick, or possibly going undrafted, Wooching figures to find more success on the pitch than on the gridiron.

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