AFI’s All-Europe Team: Wide Receiver – Weston Carr, Kiel Baltic Hurricanes

As AFI’s panel of voters came to the wide receiver position, discussions heated up in Europe’s version of the Randy Moss versus Jerry Rice debate.  With standout pass catchers scattered throughout the continent’s top leagues, voters were left scratching their heads.

However, after looking at Kiel Baltic Hurricanes receiver Weston Carr’s mix of production and highlight-worthy plays, the panel made him a unanimous choice for the AFI All-Europe Team.

The 6’2 200-pound Benicia, California native’s stats speak for themselves as he led the German Football League with 1,318 receiving yards. Carr’s size, leaping ability, and sure hands made him one of the league’s top red-zone targets and he hauled in 15 touchdown passes. Following the season, Carr was named to the GFL’s All-Star team. In a mid-season game against the eventual GFL champion Dresden Monarchs, Carr put up a monster game racking up 355 yards and six touchdowns on 18 catches.

The former NCAA D2 All-American had impressive numbers averaging 131 yards per game along with 21.3 yards per reception. He did this despite regularly facing double teams as the 2-8 Kiel Baltic Hurricanes relied on him to carry their passing game.

Kiel head coach Timo Zorn commented on what Carr meant to his team:

“Weston is a true difference maker, he is capable of taking over a game at any given moment. He leads by example on and off the field and lets his game do the talking. Despite his on field success and crazy production he is the most humble guy in the building and a true team first player.”

Before arriving in northern Germany, Carr was a NCAA Division II star at Azusa Pacific University. As a member of the Cougars, Carr tallied 3,005 yards and 36 touchdowns on his way to three All-Conference seasons. His best year came his red-shirt sophomore season where he put up 1,458 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on 86 catches earning All-American honors. In his redshirt junior year at Azusa, he played a large role in the Cougars GNAC conference championship catching 12 touchdowns, while alongside All-Europe receiver Darrell Adams.

In 2019, Carr transferred to Penn State making a substantial leap from Division II to Division I’s Big Ten conference.

Watch highlights of Carr’s incredible 355 yard & six touchdown game here

Alex is a former professional American football player who is now studying in London. His goal writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and players and sharing different football