Lawrence Okoye announced his attendance in football and will not participate on a world stage in discus throwing this year. Currently he is participating on different football meetings in United States. He sees his future as a defensive end, same position that Margus Hunt successfully plays.
Okoye stands out with his size, strength and speed. “I don´t want to sound arrogant but I was good – several NFL clubs showed their interest”, Okoye said.
“If I get an opportunity to sign a contact in April I will attend in a short camp in May, and a longer one in July. Football season starts in September. That means track and field season, also the World Championships in 2013, I skip.
Still, he hasn´t given up his discus thrower career. “The most suitable age for discus throwing is around 30. In the Olympic final it was an average age of discus throwers, although I was just 20. I am planning to come back into discus throwing after my football career.”