Austrian champions, the Vienna Vikings sign Sacramento State QB Garrett Safron

The Dacia Vienna Vikings, defending and 14 time Austrian champions, have signed QB Garrett Safron for the 2018 season.

The 6’1″, 200 lb native of Santa Monica, California spent the 2017 season with the Dresden Monarchs in the German Football League throwing for 3,463 yards and 45 touchdowns while rushing for 884 and another 14 touchdowns. In 2016, he guided Italy’s Milano Seamen to the Champions League final as well as the Italian semifinals where they lost by a single point to the eventual champions, the Milano Rhinos.

At Sacramento State he set a team single season record for pass yards, 3,490 and passing touchdowns, 34 in his senior year. he was 2nd team All Big Sky and was named the FCS National Player of the Week. He finished his four year college career, where he started for the last three,  with 9.713 yards and 86 touchdowns passing and 1,906 yards and 16 touchdowns rushing. He was invited to the Oakland Raiders mini-camp.

Garrett Safron in action for Milano Seamen in Champions League final against Poland’s Wroclaw Panthers in 2016

Vikings head coach Chris Calaycay:

“We are really excited about Garrett. He is a QB that will bring a lot of European experience and playmaking to the Vikings in 2018.”

Safron does have a connection with the Vikings having played together with Vienna’s offensive lineman Aleksandar Milanovic at Sacramento State.

The Vienna Vikings won the 2017 Austrian title beating the Swarco Raiders 45-26.

Check out Garrett’s highlights from 2017 with the Dresden Monarchs

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