Austria: Swarco Raiders sign QB Isaiah Weed

The Swarco Raiders of the Austrian Football League (AFL) have signed veteran QB Isaiah Weed.

The Raiders will compete in both the AFL and European Football League this year with two separate teams.

The 23 year old Weed, 6’3″, 194-pound passer suited up for the Kragujevac Wild Boars in the Serbian league last season. Following the season in Serbia, Weed played for the Hildesheim Invaders (GFL3) helping them win the third division.

From Bonny Lake outside of Seattle, Washington, spent the 2019 season with Denmark’s Aarhus Tigers.  He graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NCAA Div. II) where in 15 games in 2017/2018 he threw for 2,592 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for 492 yards and another 10 scores. In 2015-16 playing for Minot State University, he completed 169 of 292 passes for 1,812 yards and 18 touchdowns in 15 games.

The Raiders will look to repeat their 2021 AFL championship this year in a 10-team league.

Daniel Mackenzie is a Press Association graduate who works in journalism and communications in the third sector. Daniel began playing football for the London Warriors and Team Great Britain and has since played across Europe.