Praise Olatoke’s Inspirational Journey to the NFL

by Paul Bazzano

We are thrilled to celebrate the remarkable journey of Praise Olatoke, a former Ohio State club football wide receiver and track athlete, who has been named to the NFL’s International Player Pathway Class of 2024. Originally from Nigeria and raised in Scotland, Praise joined Ohio State’s club football team in 2022 and quickly made a name for himself with seven catches for 231 yards and four touchdowns in his lone season.

His journey to the NFL included training at IMG Academy and participating in a pro day where his impressive physical attributes, including a 4.36-second 40-yard dash, caught the attention of scouts. Standing at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Praise's combination of speed and size makes him a promising prospect for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Praise's story is a powerful reminder to all prospective players: never give up on your dreams. No matter where you start, with dedication and perseverance, anything is possible. We are incredibly proud of Praise’s achievements and wish him continued success in his NFL career.

Read more about Praise's inspiring journey here.