He was born in America and lives in America. Is he really a kiwi?Third NZer into NFL
St Andrew's old boy Ellison picked in NFL Draft
As a rugby player, Rhett Ellison says he was OK at best. He had the size but didn't really comprehend the game as well as he might have and drifted away from the sport.
Worry not, the now-23-year-old, who spent three years studying and playing rugby and cricket at Christchurch's St Andrew's College (1993-1995) has landed well and truly on his feet.
Ellison was this week picked up in the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the third New Zealander to play in the competition.
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