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“With the 77th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Bernhard Raimann, offensive tackle, Central Michigan.”

Those were the words the 24-year old Austrian heard on Friday night as the Indianapolis Colts made his NFL dreams a reality.  It was a special night for Raimann, not only getting drafted but getting to see his parents for the first time in two years due to the pandemic.  The Colts definitely need offensive line help heading into the upcoming season and see Raimann as a versatile 6’7″ 302-pounder.  Could he be a long-term answer at left tackle?  It certainly is a possibility and considering his remarkable journey from Austrian who knew nothing about football to transitioning from wide receiver to offensive line, playing for Central Michigan and then being drafted by the Colts in the third round, it’s a hell of  a story.

First time I ever even saw a football, I was 13. – New Colts offensive tackle Bernhard Raimann on his late initiation to football

On Tuesday’s Kevin & Query, Raimann joined the show to tell that story.  He discussed his emotions on draft night, his journey from Vienna, his initial thoughts on football and how he made that journey to the United States and eventually catching on with Central Michigan and with the Colts.

I’m not too worried about where I’m going to play, how much I’m going to play.  I’m going to show up every single day and play as if I am the starter. – Colts third-round pick Bernhard Raimann on if he knows how he’ll be utilized on the Colts

For the full interview with Bernhard Raimann and his incredible story (as well as his fantastic Arnold Schwarzenegger impression), click the link below and be sure to listen to Kevin & Query every weekday morning from 7-10 on 93.5 & 107.5 The Fan!

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