Huskies believe they may have landed a great Dane
Andreas Knappe began playing American football in Denmark when
he literally outgrew the sport of team handball.
The 6-foot-9, 300-pound defensive tackle arrived in Connecticut
from Europe three days ago, and UConn coaches say the 21-year-old
freshman may have the size and skill to contribute right away.
Coach Paul Pasqualoni says Knappe will begin his career on
defense, but may also spend some time learning how to become an
Knappe says he’s just happy to be at UConn, where he no longer
has to buy his own shoulder pads and cleats. A place that he has
access to training facilities, and can learn from a position coach.
Those are all things he’s never had.
His dream is to follow Morton Anderson and become the second
Dane ever in the NFL.