From Flag Football to the Colts, Undrafted Rookie Jean Sifrin is a Player to Keep an Eye On

By on May 12, 2015’ undrafted rookie tight end Jean Sifrin was discovered while playing flag football, and he has had a long road to get to the NFL. Now, however, he’s looking to stick with the Colts, and he’s certainly a player to keep an eye on moving forward.

In the Colts’ rookie mini-camp this weekend were a number of players looking to earn a spot on an NFL roster, and one of the most intriguing such player in camp was a 27-year old undrafted rookie tight end out of the University of Massachusetts. And with less than a year of Division I football under his belt, Jean Sifrin has certainly taken the long road to get to where he is today.

As the Monday Morning Quarterback’s Emily Kaplan told earlier this year, his mother picked up his family and moved from the Bahamas to Miami. His childhood was spent moving around the Miami area between different school districts, never settling long enough to get involved in sports. He dropped out of high school when he was 17 and shortly thereafter earned his GED. When he was 19 years old, he became a father and suddenly had to work to support a family. When he was 21, he joined a flag football team, playing wide receiver, and a scout from ASA Junior College in Brooklyn noticed him and offered him the opportunity to play organized football. Read more…

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