Psalm Wooching: College football star chooses different path

Published 0850 GMT (1650 HKT) March 30, 2017
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A former linebacker for the Washington Huskies, Psalm Wooching has now graduated from college and has his sights set on a different sport... Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
He's swapped sacking for try-scoring in a bid to become a professional rugby player. Instagram/Psalm Wooching
Born in Hawaii, Wooching has a Samoan father -- who has passed on his cultural heritage as well as his love for rugby. Instagram/Psalm Wooching
Wooching was taught fire knife dancing at a young age. "Respect is preached broadly and that's just the way I've been raised," he says. Instagram/Psalm Wooching
Wooching has played alongside Waisale Serevi in the Fijian rugby legend's select sevens team at invitational events. Twitter/Psalm Wooching
Samoan winger Alesana Tuilagi is also one of Wooching's rugby heroes. Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
As a football player, Wooching was renowned for sacking quarterbacks and savaging offenses. Last year, he captained the Huskies to the national championship playoffs. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
The Huskies were 12-2 in his final college season, losing to Alabama in the semifinals of the playoffs. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images North America/Getty Images