The Curitiba Brown Spiders who play in the top Brazilian league have signed Timothy Morovick as their quarterback for the 2021 season.
Morovick had originally signed to play with Curitiba in 2020 but the Brazilian season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 28 year old from Hemet, California, spent the shortened and late Swedish season playing for the Stockholm Mean Machines, leading them to the championship final. During the team’s unbeaten regular season, Morovick threw for 771 yards in five games and nine touchdowns while rushing for 225 yards and four touchdowns.
Not many players had a chance to play in 2020 so Morovick was grateful for the opportunity:
“I’m thankful that I got the opportunity to play football during this pandemic in Sweden.”
Prior to that, he had spent a tumultuous couple of years. He had originally signed to play for the Helsinki Wolverines in Finland but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented him from traveling to Finland at the time. After signing with the Aarhus Tigers in Denmark in 2019, he suffered a season-ending injury. He had played in Poland with the Wroclaw Panthers in 2017 and 2018 helping them win their second straight Polish title in 2017 while earning the league’s most valuable player award. He left the team late in the 2018 season in a contract dispute. He spent the 2016 campaign with the Albershausen Crusaders in Germany. Morovick played for Ottawa University (Kansas, NAIA) but was not the first player from that school to play in Poland. He joined Clarence Anderson who played for the Warsaw Eagles in 2011 and Shane Gimzo who also played for the Eagles the following year, 2012.
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