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European League of Football (ELF) Offseason Update: MVP Madre London Leaves Centurions & Player Signings

2021 MVP Madre London Leaves Cologne Centurions

The European League of Football‘s 2021 MVP, Madre London, will not be returning to the Cologne Centurions for the 2022 season. Instead, he’ll be joining the USFL‘s Pittsburgh Maulers for their upcoming season.

London was the ELF’s clear MVP in 2021, ending the season with 303 rushing attempts for 2,177 yards (7.2 YPA) and 23 touchdowns in only 10 games. He averaged 217.7 yards per game and his longest run of the season came on an 86 yard scoring play. Upon the season’s end, London was named an ELF All-Star, earned the ELF’s MVP award, and was named to American Football International’s 2021 All-Europe First Team as the top running back in Europe.

Centurions general manager David Drane commented on London’s departure, stating,

“We are happy but at the same time sad, Madre [London] was one of the stars of the European League of Football last season and helped to put the Centurions into the playoffs. He is a great guy off the field, a humble hard-working player and I wish him all the best as he takes another step in the direction of his athletic goals. He will always be a Centurion and we wish him all the best”.

The remaining running backs on the Centurions roster are Dean Ranwani and Toby Nick, who could be set up for breakout seasons in 2022. Additionally, the franchise will bring in a currently unannounced American import player to help fill the hole that London left.

Players Signed/Re-Signed

  • Berlin Thunder – DB – Robby Kendall
  • Berlin Thunder – OL – Florian Gerlach
  • Berlin Thunder – OL – Marcel Camenz
  • Berlin Thunder – K – Jonas Schenderlein
  • Berlin Thunder – DL – Tuna Hiller
  • Swarco Raiders Tirol – OL – Michael Habetin
  • Hamburg Sea Devils – WR – Tim Albrecht
  • Hamburg Sea Devils – DB – Vincint Wilson-Oberko
  • Hamburg Sea Devils – LB – Thiago Lessow
  • Stuttgart Surge – LB – Precious Ogbevoen
  • Stuttgart Surge – DL – Michael Kimpiabi
  • Stuttgart Surge – RB – Chris Voumbo
  • Stuttgart Surge – DB – Chaska Remy Perron
  • Stuttgart Surge – OL – Nicko Schuster
  • Stuttgart Surge – DL – Marcel Fürst
  • Leipzig Kings – DB – William James
  • Leipzig Kings – WR – Leon Kusterer
  • Barcelona Dragons – DB – Shawn Wilson
  • Barcelona Dragons – P – Louis Cereceda
  • Vienna Vikings – WR – Weston Carr
  • Vienna Vikings – OL – Niklas Johansson
  • Frankfurt Galaxy – OL – Francesco Runco
  • Frankfurt Galaxy – LB – Daniel Josiah
  • Frankfurt Galaxy – OL – Luca Hebel
  • Frankfurt Galaxy – WR – Timo Benschuh
  • Frankfurt Galaxy – RB – Kai Hunter
  • Frankfurt Galaxy – DL – Sven Rieger
  • Frankfurt Galaxy – WR – Max Siemssen
  • Düsseldorf Rhein Fire – OL – Arnoud Holierhoek
  • Düsseldorf Rhein Fire – DL – Tyrese Owusu-Bediako
  • Düsseldorf Rhein Fire – DB – Lasse Meyer
  • Düsseldorf Rhein Fire – DL – Eric Adam
  • Düsseldorf Rhein Fire – WR – Achim Bah
  • Cologne Centurions – WR – Jannik Lörcks
  • Cologne Centurions – OL – Marious Faust
  • Wroclaw Panthers – WR – Tomasz Dziedzic
  • Wroclaw Panthers – K – Piotr Golacki
  • Wroclaw Panthers – RB – Adam Skakowski

The Vienna Vikings have signed former Division I wide receiver Weston Carr for the 2022 season.

Carr had officially announced he’d be returning to the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes for the 2022 season but could not refuse an opportunity to play for the Vikings.

“The European League of Football has done a great job marketing itself and will be the premier league for American football in Europe, I expect big things out of this season. I think the group of guys we have this year is a special bunch alongside a determined coaching staff. My goal for this season is to be the leading receiver in the European League of Football”.

Last season, Carr recorded 1,318 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns with the Hurricanes.

The Berlin Thunder have signed defensive back Robby Kendall for the 2022 season.

The versatile defensive weapon and return specialist recently expressed his excitement to join the Thunder, stating,

“I’m ecstatic to be joining the Berlin Thunder, as well as joining the most professional American football league in all of Europe, I know the owners, the management, the coaching staff, and everybody else involved put in a lot of work this off-season to build a championship organization. I can’t wait to get to Berlin and start putting in work with my coaches and teammates”.

While this will be Kendall’s first season in the European League of Football, he’s already gained some experience playing in Europe for the Paderborn Dolphins, Elmshorn Fighting Pirates, and the Düsseldorf Panther.

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