Naz Bohannon switches from basketball to football


GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) — When the ball no longer goes through the hoop, it usually means the end of its sporting journey. But, Clemson’s Naz Bohannon wasn’t ready to put the ball down yet. On the contrary, he took a new one.

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Basketball was so important it meant so much to me.” Former Clemson men’s basketball player Naz Bohannon said.

Return to the field.

“Definitely a dream of all dreams.” Bohannon said.

Naz Bohannon swaps a basketball for a soccer ball.

“I always dreamed of turning professional in something,” Bohannon said. “The first thing I played was baseball. Then I got into football afterwards and basketball is actually my last sport, which is crazy because it’s with it that I play. pushed the furthest. And now it’s come full circle when I play football again.

The former men’s hoop player was once a high school star on the gridiron.

“It was definitely something that I kept a love for all the way through high school and I had to make a decision before I got to college, if I was going to play football, play basketball,” Bohannon said. “So I always thought about it during my studies, then when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped.”

After his college years were over, Naz wanted to try playing in the NFL.

“It was extremely fun for me,” Bohannon said. “I always get the question like, why did I want to come? Like, why would you want to change? Or why would you want to come back and play football? A lot of guys don’t want to sign up to go get kicked again or whatever, but I had a real, genuine love for the sport.

His dreams have become closer to reality. The Jacksonville Jaguars signed the athletic tight end.

“I want to go as far as possible,” Bohannon said. “If I have a successful long tenure in the NFL, I hope to one day become a professional bowler and a Hall of Famer. But I just want people to be inspired by the story. If you open your mind and have the work ethic, you can do whatever you want.

Naz is hoping to make the final cuts to the Jaguars’ 53-man roster. This will not be decided until August 31.


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