Istanbul Rams sign Japanese WR Muneyuki Kinoshita
Graphic: Igor Lazarevic
The Istanbul rams continue to strengthen their list as they prepare for the European Football League 2022 season and have now added standout Japanese wide receiver Muneyuki Kinoshita on the roster.
The Kinoshita 5’8 ″, 176 lbs. Hyogo, Japan was one of the main recipients of the Panasonic Pulse in Japanese X League after graduating from University of Kansai, and his performance earned him an invite earlier this year to the CFL Global Combine in Toronto, Canada.
“I am very excited to play for the Rams. [Head] Coach Val Gunn gave me this kind and precious opportunity, I really appreciate him, so I will never forget his kindness. So, I am completely ready to do anything for him.
The Panasonic Pulse Wideout was one of the team’s best returlers besides his skills at catching the ball. But his sports career didn’t start with football:
“I played baseball from kindergarten to high school. When I graduated from high school, some Japanese professional baseball teams asked me to go out, but I couldn’t give up my dream of playing football. So I went to Kansai University to play football.
The versatile receptor is also a member of the Japanese national team.