Boston College running back Gganislav Ekman-Larsson has been signing autographs for hours.
His autograph collection is growing quickly and he has a handful of cars to show off.
Ekman-Labartsson, who plays for the Boston College Eagles, is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound running back who played quarterback at the University of Michigan.
He also earned All-America honors as a junior for leading the team to the 2012 College Football Playoff title.
Eklins was the runner-up for the 2013 Heisman Trophy, where he finished second behind Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Ekman to their practice squad this past offseason.
He signed a four-year contract worth $12 million last spring.
The Eagles had been searching for a running back for years, but Ekman made an impact with his blocking ability.
The 6-2 Ekman scored 13 touchdowns as a rookie.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Ekman has a chance to play in the NFL.
“I’ve had the opportunity to watch Ggani for a couple years, and he’s really a special person,” Pederson told NFL Network’s Dan Pompei.
“He’s a big-hearted guy.
A native of Sweden, Ekman became a U.S. citizen in 2011. “
When he’s playing football, I can’t think of a better person to lead us.”
A native of Sweden, Ekman became a U.S. citizen in 2011.
He had a four year career at Michigan, playing in 2,000-plus yards rushing, scoring 32 touchdowns and adding 645 receiving yards and 11 scores as a senior.
Ekkmans first NFL stop will be the Green Bay Packers’ Week 4 matchup against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.
He has a contract worth between $3 million and $5 million.