Carvonte Hill, DB from LaVerne University, Signs With France’s Bron Falcons

Carvonte Hill, former LB/DB from LaVerne University, California is headed to France

The American football club from Lyon, France, the Bron-Villeurbanne Falcons, joins France’s top Federation Francaise Football American (FFFA) Elite division in 2017.

A byproduct of the Falcons connections in the U.S., Hill’s defensive coordinator Rich Worsell at LaVerne spoke with the club’s management about him.

Julien Urgenti, the Falcons spokesman believes Hill will bring his enthusiasm and his experience to their young and talented secondary. Along with recently signed import quarterback Moses Skillon, the Falcons have high expectations for their first season among France’s Elite. “We expected both guys to represent the game with utmost professionalism. We want them to teach youth teams and help the staff in any ways.”

When asked how we can expect his club team to perform and compete in the top French league, Urgenti confirmed it will be an uphill battle.

“As a team we want to prove everyone we belong to French Elite Division. It will be a hard fight obviously as the South Conference will be tough. We will fight till the end with our weapons, our hearts, our soul. It’s the first tim we play in the big league. We do not want to be one and done,” Urgenti stated.

Enter Carvonte Hill. American Football International chatted with Hill this week about his signing.

American Football International: How did you come to sign with the Bron?

Carvonte Hill: Julien Urgenti, contacted one of my coaches, Rich Worsell about me after my season, to see if I had plans to continue playing after college. Shortly after that me and Coach Julien from Bron started to contact each other, for a long period of discussing information about me, him, the organization he represents. And, in time, the organization felt that I was a good fit for what they were looking for and there you have it.

AFI: Did you know about American football in France or Europe before now?

CH: I know little bit about American football in France and Europe before, I had some friends that played in Europe in France around couple different teams.

AFI: What are you looking forward to most about playing in France ?

CH: I am looking forward to the challenges I have to face, and representing who I am and where I come from. Not letting my dream down or anybody else who’s there at the time.

AFI: What do you think you can bring to the Bron-Villeurbanne Falcons in 2017?

CH: I bring a different focus on football, the drive, the sacrifice, the determination. And the willing to teach and believe that doesn’t matter what the out come is, a strong culture will always outweighs scheme.

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John McKeon
John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.
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