Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Hailing from Crawley in West Sussex, Tom Wort moved to the U.S. with his family as a teenager.
The Union jack on his bicep is a reminder that while he may have lost his accent, he hasn't lost his British identity.
His father had played amateur football in the UK, so when Wort began his high school career in Texas the game wasn't entirely alien to him.
But no one expected the Crawley-born Wort to become starting MLB for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Four years on and he's the latest in a string of Sooners to declare for the NFL draft, and he's the second Englishman in this year's lineup.
Wort saw diminishing playing time at OU due to their changing philosophy under Mike Stoops, and he has chosen to make the leap early.
He is viewed by some as a "tweener" who could struggle to establish a role for himself in the NFL. He will likely go in the later rounds and will see special teams action.
Wort is an aggressive and instinctive player who thrives in big games. But his main concern at this point has to be staying healthy.
If you look at his time at OU as a whole, Wort has had an impressive career despite the setbacks. In 2012 he finished with 52 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.