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German Football League import Christopher Ezeala getting first taste of American football with Ravens

German Football League import Christopher Ezeala getting first taste of American football with Ravens

The past three months have been a little surreal for a longtime Ravens fan named Christopher Ezeala.

And a little daunting.

Ever since the 22-year-old German was assigned on May 1 to the Ravens as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, Ezeala has tried to get up to speed — literally and figuratively — on American football.

“Football in Germany, of course you’ve got a playbook, but it’s not that big and deep,” Ezeala said after practice Monday at the Under Armour Performance Center. “I’ve got to watch a lot of details, watch a lot of tape. It’s a whole ’nother world.”

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