The Houston SaberCats signed Emmanuel Albert, their first-round, the second pick in the 2021 MLR Collegiate draft for the 2022 season. The 22-year-old lock/blindside flanker is 6’4″ and 240lbs.
Emmanuel is from Eagan, Minnesota, and attended Eagan High School. Prior to attending there, he played high school football and baseball. He played rugby and was on the wrestling team at Eagan. The rugby team toured England and Wales his senior year.
He attended Lindenwood University from 2017 to 2021 and was a two-time National Sevens Champion, the 2021 Rugby Scholz winner, as the best collegiate rugby player in the country, and was a Lindenwood University Rugby Club MVP.
Emmanuel also played in the USA Club Sevens Nationals for Metropolis in 2018 and for the St. Louis Bombers in 2021.