The offseason moves continue in the European League of Football with teams continuing to sign both players and coaches. Additionally, with the rising popularity of NFTs, the league has taken the opportunity to promote the success of their NFT collections.
- Berlin Thunder – Special Teams Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach – Jörg Bauerfeind
- Berlin Thunder – Assistant Offensive Line Coach – Ron Bauerfeind
- Stuttgart Surge – Defensive Backs Coach – Lelan Brickus
- Swarco Raiders Tirol – Offensive Coordinator – Kyle Callahan
A few coaching additions were made this week throughout the European League of Football, including the Swarco Raiders re-signing of Offensive Coordinator Kyle Callahan.
Callahan played college football at Union College in Kentucky as a quarterback and wide receiver. In 2009, he’s sign with the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes, and In 2010, Callahan would sign as the quarterback of the Berlin Adler, going on to win the Eurobowl with the team. He’d initially joined the Raiders as a quarterback in 2011 and played with the team until 2013. From 2014 onward, Callahan worked as wide receivers and quarterbacks coach for the Raiders, and in 2020 he assumed the role of Offensive Coordinator under Head Coach Kevin Herron.
- Düsseldorf Rhein Fire – WR – Nathaniel Robitaille
- Leipzig Kings – RB – David McCants
- Leipzig Kings – LB – AJ Wentland
- Leipzig Kings – DB – Roedion Henrique
- Leipzig Kings – DL – Aslan Zetterberg
- Leipzig Kings – DT – Lance Leota
- Hamburg Sea Devils – DB – Daniel Brown
- Hamburg Sea Devils – OL – Francis Bongwalanga
- Hamburg Sea Devils – TE – Brandon Camara
- Stuttgart Surge – DB – Ben Wenzler
- Stuttgart Surge – DB – Julian Ludwig-Mayorga
- Barcelona Dragons – RB – Toni Montón
- Barcelona Dragons – DL – Alejandra Fernández
- Barcelona Dragons – DB – Antony Rodrigues
- Vienna Vikings – DL – Florian Grünsteidl
- Vienna Vikings – DL – Oskar Kranich
The Leipzig Kings are kicking off the new year with an interesting signing in running back David McCants. McCants served as the teams Running Backs Coach during the 2021 season, but has made sure to stay in shape and is eager to hit the field as a player once again.
“I still have that fire to play again. I have always been a coach and know that I will become a fulltime coach in the near future. But as of now, while I have that chance, I wanted to find a way to get back on the field and try to win a championship”
Before getting into coaching, McCants played for the New Yorker Lions in the German Football League, ending his career with 11,175 yards and 123 touchdowns.
The Düsseldorf Rhein Fire are bringing in American Wide Receiver Nathaniel Robitaille. Robitaille played college ball at Stonehill in Massachusetts and ended his collegiate career as the schools all-time leading receiver in ever major catagory. He’s go on to play in the first ever FCS National Bowl All Star Game in Miami in 2014, being named as the games Special Teams MVP. He’d graduate in 2015 and participated in a few NFL Pro Days at the University of Massachusetts and Harvard University, but was never picked up by an NFL team. He’d sign with the Frankfurt Universe in the German Football League later in 2015, and after a season with the team signed with the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns. With the Unicorns, Robitaille totalled 3,597 receiving yards and 53 receiving touchdowns from 2017 to 2019. He’d also return 71 punts for 898 yards and 2 touchdowns, and 28 kickoffs for 1,324 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The Hamburg Sea Devils have signed French Tight End Brandon Camara, who will be looking to fill the void left by former Tight End, Adria Botella Moreno. Camara played at ASA Miami College from 2017-2019, also visiting Penn State. After college, the frenchman played the 2020 season for the Marseille Blue Stars and is now ready to prove his skills in the European League of Football. Additionally, Camara attended the NFL’s International Scouting Combine in London last October. He’d run an official 4.6 40-yard dash and impressed the coaches with his explosiveness.
The ELF & NFTs
NFT’s are blowing up right now and the European League of Football has gotten into the game as well.
So far the league has been pretty successful in their venture. For example, ‘The Jakeb Sullivan Award Card’ which initially sold for $25 is now trading for around $300. Additionally, the leagues entire ‘Genesis Collection’ of NFTs has nearly sold out, and will only be available until mid February. For more info on the ELF’s NFTs, visit NFT CLUB (nft-club.eu).