The New England Free Jacks have re-signed Ahmad Harajly for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. He played in their exhibition season match against Rugby United New York on December 1, 2018, and then in the Cara Cup in 2019. The 25-year-old center (26 in Jan.) is 6’4″ and 225 lbs.
Following the Free Jacks exhibition season, Ahmad played rugby sevens with the Detroit Tradesmen RFC.
Ahmad is from Michigan and attended Dearborn High School. While there, he played with the Dearborn Silverbacks and since graduating in 2012, with the Detroit Tradesmen. He was a High School All-American and has represented the U.S. National Team at the Senior level in both 15s and in 7s.
He played in the Elite City 7s in 2014, with the USA Falcons in 2015 as the team captain at the Las Vegas Invitational, and at the 2015 Rugbytown 7s with Atlantis. He also earned a cap for the Eagles 7s at the Wellington Sevens in 2015.
In 2016 he played with the USA Selects in the Americas Pacific Challenge. He also played professionally with the Ohio Aviators.
Ahmad is employed as a Biomedical Equipment Technician and has attended Henry Ford College since 2017.
Ahmad is an experienced back who can play center or in the back three. His speed, power, and height made him an asset for the Free jacks in 2019 and should do the same for 2020.