Ottawa's Jesse Luketa drafted by the Arizona Cardinals

Neville Gallimore (left) and Jesse Luketa return to St. Patrick’s High School in Ottawa on Friday. (Dave Charbonneau/CTV News Ottawa)

Ottawa’s Jesse Luketa will start his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals picked Luketa in the seventh round of this weekend’s NFL Draft.

The 23-year-old linebacker played college football at Penn State University. Luketa received honourable All-Big Ten mention after his senior year.

With the 256th pick in the 2022 Draft, the Cardinals select LB Jesse Luketa.

— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 30, 2022

Luketa joins Ottawans Neville Gallimore and Eli Ankou in the NFL.

Luketa and Gallimore both went to high school at St. Patrick’s High School.

With files from The Canadian Press