Waiting Game For Roy
Aussie NFL hopeful Dane Roy says he is exactly where he expected to be at this stage of his pro football career.
The University of Houston punter was overlooked in the 2020 draft but says he's not worried.
"If everything went to plan I would've gone back (to the States) at the end of Match for my own pro day, I would've met with teams and punted in front of them - but because I didn't do that I have to wait until I go back before I can commit to anything," Roy told Sports Breakfast. "I'm exactly where I wanted to be, we're just waiting for Texas to relax some restrictions so I can get back to Houston and start training, and it's just a waiting game at the moment."
It's been a whirlwind ride for the 30 year old from Bunyip, who decided to set out on his NFL journey in 2016 after winning the "longest kick" competition at the AFL Grand Final.
"I kicked a 73 metre barrel to win the comp, and it was like poetry in motion - it just opened up all these doors that I never thought would really happen for me. At the same time I had plateaued in my professional career, and pro kick came along and told me I could go to college football. Then everything happened at the same time and the right things just kept happening."