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Jake Metz: CAFL to NFL

This Bill loved football so much he went to China to continue his career

Buffalo Bills defensive end Jake Metz has kept his football dream alive with an Arena Football League title in Philadelphia and a year playing professional football in China. (August 2017) Jamie Germano

No matter what walk of life, some guys will do just about anything to keep their dream alive, and for Bills’ defensive line hopeful Jake Metz, who has never wanted to do anything but play pro football, that meant going to China.

Seriously. Not kidding here. China.

“It’s just another step on my ladder climbing to success and chasing my dream,” said a smiling, determined Metz, who was signed by the Bills as a free agent in April following a most remarkable journey in 2016 that had him traveling to China to play Arena football.

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About the China Arena Football League (CAFL):

The CAFL is China’s only Professional American Football League. Each professional team is comprised of a total of 22 players, 11 Chinese and 11 Foreigners, (mostly from America).

The CAFL enjoys a multi-year working formal partnership with China’s Sports Bureau’s China Rugby Football Association (CRFA), which has been a driving force behind the success of the CAFL.

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