Frederick Henry-Ajudua’s introduction to rugby was a little unconventional. He started playing to stay in shape after playing in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes. He was born and raised in Nigeria and moved to the US with his family when he was 16. His father is his hero and always described the US as the “land of the free and the land of opportunity.” Henry-Ajudua has never let a great opportunity pass him by. He has been on honor roll the past three years at Life University, was an All-American Football player, and has won the ARP twice. Beyond his schooling and athletic achievements, he’s active with his family’s charity, Vebron Carre, which helps families in need.