Stats leaders in Germany remain constant after Week 8

The German Football League regular season continues to roll and has reached week 8. AFI takes a look at the passing, receiving, rushing and tackling leaders in Germany for the second time this season.

The Dresden Monarchs still have players leading two categories with WR Mitchel Paige remaining as the top receiver and LB AJ Wentland the leading tackler.

The Potsdam Royals, Dresden Monarchs and Kiel Baltic Hurricanes have the most players in the four categories with three each. They are followed by the Allgäu Comets, Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, and Cologne Crocodiles with two each. The Ingolstadt Dukes, Frankfurt Universe, Hamburg Huskies, Marburg Mercenaries and Berlin Rebels all have one.

The one notable absence is still the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions, who do not have a player on any of these lists, but the Lions have only played four games. Also without representation on the list are the Munich Cowboys, Hildesheim Invaders, Stuttgart Scorpions and Kirchdorf Wildcats.

Passing

Allgäu Comets QB Justin Sottilare, continues to lead all passers in yardage with 2,092 yards and a league-best 21 TDs despite an “off” game against the Marburg Mercenaries. Sottilare has set a record for passing attempts in a game (84), and still leads the GFL in average yards per game by a comfortable margin with 418.4.  Trenton Norvell of the Dresden Monarchs has moved up to 2nd after throwing for 357 yards against the Hildesheim Invaders. He now has 1,762 yards and 20 TDs. The 2017 passing yards leader, Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns quarterback Marco Ehrenfried is 3rd with 1,480 yards while Ingolstadt Dukes QB Nelson Hughes III has moved up to 4th having thrown for 1,388 yards. Austin Gahafer of the Potsdam Royals is now 5th with 1,338 yards and 18 TDs after 5 games.

Receiving

Mitchell Paige of the Dresden Monarchs has caught 52 passes for 784 yards and a league-leading 12 TDs and remains the league leader in Germany. Comets WR Jordan Paul is now 2nd with 611 yards while Potsdam Royals Danish WR Frederik Myrup Nielsen has slid down to 3rd still with 553 yards. David Giron of the Frankfurt Universe is 4th with his 473 yards while, Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns WR Tyler Rutenbeck is 5th and has 463 yards.

Rushing

Cologne Crocodiles RB Shayeen Edwards remains the top rusher in the GFL after a 142 yard effort against the Hamburg Huskies. He now has 633 yards and 8 TDs and is averaging 126 yards rushing per game. Berlin Rebel’s Dutch RB Sean Richard is now 2nd with 499 yards and 7 TDs while Tyvis Smith of the Potsdam Royals is the 3rd leading rusher so far with 430 yards. Julian Ampaw of the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes remains in 4th, now with 416 while teammate Khris Francis has moved up into the 5th spot with 396 yards after rushing for 111 yards in last week’s big win over the Berlin Rebels.

Tackling

AJ Wentland of the Dresden Monarchs is a tackling machine and with 9 tackles last week again tops the GFL with a whopping 79 tackles in six games.He has had two games of 20+ tackles. The 2017 GFL tackling leader, Michael Taylor of the Hamburg Huskies is now 2nd with 57 tackles while Kiel Baltic Hurricanes LB Thiadric Hansen falls to 3rd with 57 tackles (fewer solo tackles). Neil Howey of the Marburg Mercenaries recorded 9 tackles in his team’s big win over the Allgäu Comets and has climbed up into 4th with 47 tackles. Cologne Crocodiles LB Tucker Stanley has moved up into the 5th spot with 46 tackles after collecting 9 tackles last week against the Hamburg Huskies.

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic

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