On Monday afternoon the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have acquired Iowa State defensive end Matt Leo as part of the International Player Pathway Program.
The International Player Pathway Program is a program run by the National Football League to increase the number of non-Americanand non-Canadian players in the NFL. The program is an important part of the NFL’s overall strategy to grow internationally because it provides international athletes with the opportunity to play in the league which will increase the pool of talent, inspire others and ultimately drive fan growth.
Leo played in 29 games with the Cyclones, registering 33 tackles (11.5 for loss), and 3.0 sacks.
Leo is the second player the Eagles have acquired from that program, the first being Jordan Mailata.