Former Baylor sensation, RB Silas Nacita returns to Germany’s Marburg Mercenaries

Silas Nacita, one of the leading running backs in the German Football League for the past two years, is returning to the Marburg Mercenaries for the 2018 season.

Nacita was the fourth leading rusher in the GFL in 2017 while playing for the Frankfurt Universe with 1,394 yards and 15 touchdowns but averaging 7.5 yards a carry. In 2016, his first year in Europe playing for the Mercenaries he rushed for 1,581 yards and 21 touchdowns, good for third in the country.

When the 5’11”, 200 lb former Baylor University standout originally signed in Germany with Marburg for the 2016 season, it created headlines throughout US college football and was even reported in Sports Illustrated.

Nacita’s background is decidedly unique.

He went from homeless to walk on at Baylor to star to a non player in a highly reported NCAA violations scandal which shunted him into football purgatory.

The player whom his coach at Baylor once described as a “borderline stud” seems to have found a football home in Germany.

Marburg head coach Dale Heffron:

“Silas is a special talent. Offensively he is so well rounded and he also is a great return man so that part of our game improves. Perhaps most important of all, signing Silas helps with our fans and team.”

Check out Nacita’s 2017 highlights with the Frankfurt Universe

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