Graphic: Igor Lazarevic
The runners-up of the European Football League the Hamburg Sea Devils have added British running back Glenn Toonga. The well-traveled tailback is thrilled to be heading to Hamburg becoming a member of one of many ELF’s high groups:
“I’m so excited, extraordinarily grateful too. The group carried out very well final 12 months so it means so much that they’ll be trusting me as their running back. Hamburg is an exquisite metropolis. So, it’ll be nice to spend this season there and get the possibility to play alongside among the guys that might be there subsequent season, too”.
The 26-year-old, 5’11”, 225 pound back spent final season in Bavaria suiting up with the Allgäu Comets of the German Football League. The Brit’s 1,099 dashing yards had been good for second within the league, including to his spectacular complete, Toonga scored 13 touchdowns whereas averaging 6.6 yards a carry. The season prior he helped lead the Bialystok Lowlanders to the Polish Bowl.
From 2018 to 2019 Toonga spent two seasons taking part in for the Dresden Monarchs, serving to them attain the GFL semifinals each years. He was the fourth-leading rusher in 2019 within the GFL and sixth in 2018 amassing a complete of 1,886 yards dashing over the 2 years, scoring 11 touchdowns, averaging 6.8 yards a carry. He additionally caught 32 passes for 409 yards and one other landing.
He had initially began taking part in soccer on the University of Southampton the place he spent one season earlier than shifting on to one in all Britain’s high groups, the London Blitz the place he performed from 2015 to 2017. In his ultimate season with the Blitz, he helped them attain the British championship ultimate, the BritBowl, dashing for a complete of 1,059 yards and 9 touchdowns through the 12 months, averaging 7 yards a carry.
Toonga is the primary new participant introduced this low season as Hamburg has been quiet to begin the low season. Expect ELF Commissioner Patrick Esume’s favourite franchise to make waves with some splash signings later this winter.