Running back Whaley joins Bengals

Devwah Whaley

Devwah Whaley, a 22-year-old Bermudian, has been given the chance to realise his dream of playing in America’s National Football League (NFL) after being signed by the Cincinnati Bengals, a franchise that struggled badly last season.

Whaley, a running back at the University of Arkansas, was not selected in the NFL draft at the weekend, but was picked up as an unrestricted free agent.

Commentators say he could take to the field with Joe Burrow, the Heisman Trophy winner and No 1 overall selection, if all goes well.