Germany: German Bowl champion Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns re-sign WR Tyler Rutenback

The Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns of the German Football League have re-signed longtime wide receiver Tyler Rutenback.

The 6’3″, 191-pound native of Maquoketa, Iowa is returning for his seventh season in Germany. Last season, the Unicorns won German Bowl XLIIIbeating the Potsdam Royals for their fifth championship in franchise history, extending their decade plus long dynasty. Now Rutenback is trying to help them go back to back. Since joining the Unicorns, Rutenback has amassed 280 catches for 6,495 yards and 95 touchdowns and has been a part of a team that has won six division titles, six German Bowl appearances, three German Bowl victories and even two Central European Football League championships, where he was the MVP of both games.

The 31-year-old wideout maintained his consistency in his sixth season in the pros last year, catching a team-high 43 passes for 904 yards, and 14 touchdowns, which was also seventh in the league.

Before arriving in Germany, he played collegiately at University of Dubuque (Div. III) from 2011 to 2014. During his junior year in 2013, he was named a third-team All-American after leading all of Division III in receiving touchdowns (22) while also averaging more than 125 yards per game and nearly seven receptions per game. Rutenback would follow that up in his senior year in 2014 where he hauled 66 receptions for 918 yards and 11 touchdowns. Thanks to his success in college, Rutenback was signed as an undrafted free agent for the training camps of both the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts.

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