Known as the “fastest man in rugby,” Isles has used his speed to become a rugby star.
Born November 21, 1989 in Akron, OH. Isles discovered rugby while searching the Internet for videos to improve his sprinting technique. When he did not make the U.S. track and field roster for the London Olympics, he decided to try rugby.
Isles helped the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens clinch their spot at the Rio Olympics by winning the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championship in June of 2015.
Isles made his U.S. national sevens team debut in October of 2012. He scored a try in his first minute on the pitch.
Isles played college football at Ashland University, and he continues to run like a football player. He often uses a stiff arm to fend off tacklers.
“It is amazing to watch him because he just flies. You think he’s sprinting, and then he will just kick it into another gear and make fast guys look slow.” –Madison Hughes
Outside the Pitch
Isles’ speed attracted the attention of the Detroit Lions. He signed a contract in 2013 to join the Lions’ practice squad.