Stats leaders hold steady as German Football League rolls into home stretch

With only a few games left in the German Football League regular season, AFI takes a look at the passing, receiving, rushing and tackling leaders in Germany for the sixth time this season.

It looks like no one will dislodge the two Dresden Monarchs players who have led two categories almost the entire season. WR Mitchel Paige remains as the top receiver and LB AJ Wentland the leading tackler.

The Allgäu Comets, Dresden Monarchs and Potsdam Royals all have three players among the Top 5 in 4 categories. Following them with 2 each are the Munich Cowboys and Kiel Baltic Hurricanes.  The Cologne Crocodiles, Hamburg Huskies, Marburg Mercenaries, Berlin RebelsFrankfurt Universe, Braunschweig New Yorker Lions and the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns all have one.

The absences are the Hildesheim Invaders, Kirchdorf Wildcats, Stuttgart Scorpions and Ingolstadt Dukes who do not have any players on the lists.

Passing

Allgäu Comets QB Justin Sottilare remains the passing leader with 3,689 yards and a league-best 38 TDs although the Comets were idle this past weekend.. Sottilare has set a record for passing attempts in a game (84), and still leads the GFL in average yards per game with 368.9 Trenton Norvell of the Dresden Monarchs holds on to 2nd after throwing for 297 yards in last week’s win over Berlin. He has 3,158 yards and 37 TDs.  Munich Cowboys QB Trenton Miller is still 3rd with 2,645 yards while Schwabisch Hall Unicorns QB Marco Ehrenfried has moved back up and is now 4th with 2,415 yards Braunschweig New Yorker Lions QB Jadrian Clark is 5th with 2,362 yards and 32 TD passes.

Receiving

Mitchell Paige of the Dresden Monarchs continues to lead all receivers in Germany and has caught 97 passes for 1,530 yards and a league-leading 19 TDs. He had a monster game last week against the Berlin Rebels catching 17 passes for 244 yards! Allgäu Comets WR Jordan Paul is still 2nd with 1,103 yards while Kai Silbermann of the Munich Cowboys is at #3 with 911 yards. Frankfurt Universe WR Tim Thomas stays in 4th with 885 yards while Frederik Myrup-Nielsen of the Potsdam Royals is now 5th with 838 yards.

Rushing

Tyvis Smith of the Potsdam Royals retains his rushing lead after a 181 yard rushing game against the Hamburg Huskies. He now has 1,074 yards and 9 TDs. Cologne Crocodiles RB Shayeen Edwards is still 2nd and now has 925 yards and 8 TDs while Hamburg Huskies RB Colby Goodwyn holds on to 3rd with 859 yards. Berlin Rebel’s Dutch RB Sean Richard is 4th with 670 yards and 8 TDs while Khris Francis of the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes returns to the list with 662 yards after a 119 yard effort against the Hildesheim Invaders.

Tackling

AJ Wentland of the Dresden Monarchs is a tackling machine and continues to lead the league in tackles by a wide margin and  now has 146 tackles in 11 games. He has had 3 games of 20+ tackles.Neil Howey of the Marburg Mercenaries has advanced to 2nd after recording 11 tackles in his team’s loss to the Frankfurt Universe. He has 104 tackles. Demetrius Steed of the Potsdam Royals has slid down to 3rd with 102 tackles while Allgäu Comets LB Niall Padden continues to hold onto 4th with 89 and Kiel Baltic Hurricanes LB Thiadric Hansen is 5th with 85 tackles.

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic

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