He shortly scored a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2014 season on a 1 year/$420k contract. Wing is the first Australian to throw for points in the NFL.
The indigenous Australian from Queensland went on to sign a 4 year/$2.37 million contract, including a $211,052 signing bonus. He is the first native Australian to win a Super Bowl ring from Super Bowl XLVIII.
He managed to sign a 2 year/$2.24 million contract with the Washington Redskins in 2013, including a $325,000 signing bonus and an annual average salary of $1,120,000.
As the NFL pre-season selection comes to a wrap with all local eyes set firmly on one Jarryd Hayne, we thought it’d be wise to put the spotlight on some recent Aussies who’ve also made significant waves in America’s game over the past few years.
In the list of the top six players, nearly all of them are Punters which displays the quality of kickers that Australia can produce. From the older rookie Sav Rocca to the most successful Australian in the sport Darren Bennett to a guy nicknamed ‘Tha Monsta’, these are the boys who’ve reigned from Australian codes such as the AFL and NRL.
They’re also the guys who decided to jump ship and pursue the ultimate American dream and won.