The Utah Warriors signed Elijah Hayes, who was the 19th selection in the Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft. The 22-year-old prop is 6’3″ and 280 lbs. Elijah played with the Warriors Selects during the Fall 2020 season. 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.
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