Hayne pulls off monster long shot
JARRYD Hayne has overcome “lottery” odds to earn a spot in the NFL, with statistics revealing he had more hope of jagging top prize on a $2 scratchie.
A San Francisco 49er from this week, Hayne (pictured) has stunned Americans by defying the high attrition rate that, even among US college footballers, has 98 per cent fail to make the big time.
According to the NFL Players Association, only 1.6 per cent of college footballers make it to NFL. Worse, when it comes to high school grads, only 0.02 per cent make it.
Apart from having never played American football, the reigning Dally M medallist was clueless when it came to NFL playbooks and also sported a body built for NRL.
The TAB put the chance of Hayne doing what he has done in the vicinity of winning top prize on a $2 scratchie, about 1,500,000-1.
“You would have to say lottery odds, definitely,’’ TAB spokesman Matt Jenkins said.