The Utah Warriors drafted Elijah Hayes as the 19th selection in the Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft. The 21-year-old prop (22 in November) is 6’3″ and 280 lbs.
Elijah is from Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Destrehan, Louisiana as a youth. He attended Destrehan High School where he was a standout football player and played rugby his senior year.
Following his high school graduation, he attended Southeastern Louisiana University and continued to play football as an offensive lineman. He appeared in nine games of Lions at guard as a Freshman. He then transferred to Iowa Central Community College in Fall 2018, and helped the team win the D1AA National Championship/
Look at his highlight video https://youtu.be/LbExtp4UjdI