The New England Free Jacks signed Willis Goodwin for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old fullback /wing is 5’10” and 165 lbs.
Willis is from Arlington Heights, Illinois. He attended Rolling Meadows High School where he played football, and was an All-Mid Suburban League and All-Area in football. He played rugby with the Arlington Stallions Rugby Club from middle to high school.
He attended John Carroll University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics. He played rugby and was on track and field team. In 2021 he was honored as an All-OAC in the triple jump, long jump, and the 4x 200-meter relay. While in college, he also played with the Cleveland Rovers Rugby Club.
Willis played for the Chicago Lions Sevens Team at the 2020 Los Angeles Invitational and for the team at USA Club Sevens Nationals.
In 2022 he toured Uruguay with the USA Falcons.
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