Kevin Kavanagh’s dream has come true, at least according to one former UCLA football player.
Kavanagh told Business Insider on Thursday that he was “very, very happy” to sign a four-year, $9 million contract with the school and that he had been offered the chance to play in the NFL.
“I really, really loved it, and I’ve really enjoyed every minute of it,” Kavanaugh told Business in the Morning.
“I’ve been playing at UCLA for six years now, and it’s been an incredible experience for me and the people around me, and so to get the opportunity to play at another great program, the school I grew up loving and playing for, and just be able to take it to the next level, that’s something that I’m very excited about.”
Kavanaugh was one of five former UCLA players to sign with the Denver Broncos in the 2017 NFL draft.
The four-star defensive end said he had a good conversation with former NFL GM Trent Baalke about the opportunity.
“It was great,” he said.
“It was very exciting to see all the talent that’s coming through the system.
And then, to go into a new city, a new building, and to play against the best in the world, it was something that was really special for me.”
And it was great to see them come together, and they’re very, very good people and it was a really cool experience for everybody.