Colts 1st round draft pick Bjoern Werner learned about NFL by playing Madden video game

05/01/2013 at 5:39 pm By



Bjoern Werner, the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, recorded 42 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and a conference-leading 13 sacks for the Florida State Seminoles. The defensive stud, who is originally from Germany, was named a First Team All-American by many publications and a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded annually to the best defensive player in college football. His impressive 2012 season ensured Werner would be selected in last month’s NFL Draft, and he was with the 24th overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts.

Now Werner is ready to embark on his professional career in a league he learned about like many kids with NFL dreams, by playing the popular Madden video game series. Here are some comments made to Indianapolis radio station 1070 the Fan:

“That is so correct. I knew every NFL star probably when I was 12, 13 or 14. I learned every team, every player in the game and I always created my little All-Star games, All-Star teams. I was just telling a few people when I was 12, 13, 14, I played with Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney. They were like the dynamic duo for years. Now I’m going to play with Robert Mathis. He’s going to be my veteran. I can ask questions, I can look up to him. This is just so amazing and so unbelievable.”

And the cool thing is, when the newest edition is released later this year Werner will be included. Hopefully he will be content with his initial ratings.


H/T NFL.com


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