Austria: Prague Black Panthers sign QB Javarian Smith

The Prague Black Panthers who play in the Austrian Football League have announced the signing of quarterback Javarian Smith

The 6’2″, 207 pound, 25-year-old from Pontiac, Michigan had an outstanding four-year career at Lake Erie College (NCAA Div. II). While at Lake Erie, he threw for 5,328 yards and 29 touchdowns with a 55.3% completion rate. In his senior year alone, he completed 221 of 381 passes (58%) for 2,830 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also rushed for 474 yards and another 11 touchdowns with the Storm.

He holds the Greater Midwest Athletic Conference, GMAC, all-time career completions record (432) and was a three time All GMAC Selection. He finished as second in Lake Erie history for passing yards, touchdowns, completions and total offense.

The Prague Black Panthers finished the 2021 season in the AFL with a 3-5 record.

Black Panthers head coach Taylor Breitzman:

“We are very excited about what Javarian brings to our team. We looked through a lot of QB’s and we wanted to identify a guy who was a leader, had high character and who loved to compete. Javarian checked all these boxes for us. He was a 3-time captain in college (which you don’t see very often) and he competed and succeeded through four coaching changes during his time at Lake Erie. This will be Javarian’s first time in Europe and we just are excited to get him here and get going!”



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