The European affiliate of the National Football League held an open tryout for Japanese players in Tokyo on Saturday with nearly 50 players taking part for a chance to play in NFL Europe next season.

Quarterback Kentaro Namiki of Waseda University, who was named the MVP of the Kanto Collegiate Football League for the second year in a row, and linebacker Rikiya Ishida of Asahi Drinks, who played in the Arena League in the United States this season, were among the participants.

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