Brampton player hopes to soar with Philadelphia Eagles after signing NFL contract


Published April 30, 2024 at 12:27 pm

NFL draft 2024 Anim Dankwah from Brampton
At six-foot-eight and 353 pounds, tight end Anim Dankwah from Brampton was reportedly the largest player in his position at the 2024 NFL Combine. (Photo: Howard University)

An up-and-coming Brampton football player is one of several Canadians about to launch their NFL careers.

The 2024 NFL Draft was held this past Thursday through Saturday and while Anim Dankwah wasn’t selected over the three days, he’s now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles after signing with them following the draft.

Born in Ghana, Dankwah grew up in Brampton playing high school football before being recruited to Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The six-foot-eight, 353-pound tight end signed a contract with the Eagles following the draft along with North Vancouver native and UBC tackle Theo Benedet, who signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears, and Toronto’s Kyle Hergel, who signed with the New Orleans Saints.

Dankwah was reportedly the largest tight end at the 2024 NFL Combine, but the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah wasn’t sold on Dankwah getting picked early in this year’s draft, predicting a “sixth- or seventh-round” selection.

In five seasons at Howard, Dankwah appeared in 39 games, earning a spot as starting left tackle. As a senior, he was named to the first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Last year, a record five Canadians were drafted into the NFL.


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