Peoria’s Lacale London Hoping For NFL Call Saturday

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — He doesn’t mind waiting until the final day of the NFL Draft because he’s been waiting for this chance his whole life.

Peoria High School grad Lacale London will be clutching his phone and watching TV Saturday, hoping his name is called on the final day of the NFL Draft. The 6-5, 300-pound defensive tackle from Western Illinois University worked out for several teams over the past few months and is excited to prove he can play pro football.

“Ever since I started playing football, I just wanted a chance to play in the NFL. Teachers would ask, ‘What do you want to do, what is your dream job?’ I’d say the NFL,” London said. “They’d say, not too many people get a chance at it.”

If he’s not drafted, London says he feels confident he will get a shot to join a team as a free agent.

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