Dacia Vienna Vikings re-sign RB/DB Andrew Spencer

The Dacia Vienna Vikings, Austrian Football League runners up in 2019, have re-signed running back Andrew Spencer for the 2020 season.

Spencer was a crucial factor in the Viking’s run to the Austrian Bowl in 2019 after converting to running back late in the season. The former Winona State (NCAA Div. II) defensive back (6’1″, 210 lbs) who hails from Lake Villa, Illinois, arrived partway through the AFL season. It didn’t take head coach Chris Calaycay and his staff long to figure out that not only was Spencer an excellent defensive back but that he could also run with the ball too. He saw spot duty late in the season scoring three touchdowns. But an injury to starting running back Islaam Amadou made the decision easy and with two games left in the regular season, Spencer was suddenly the starting running back.

He wasted no time. In his first full game as a starter against the Danube Dragons, he exploded for 207 yards on 21 carries, scoring two touchdowns, The following week against the Traun Steelsharks he needed only 12 carries to rush for 219 yards, scoring five touchdowns! Then, in the semifinal win over the PragueBlack Panthers, he rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown. In the championship loss to the Swarco Raiders, he carried the ball 19 times for 96 yards as the Raiders defense keyed on him.

At Winona State, he was a first-team All American in his senior year after starting in all 12 games. He led the team in most defensive categories including tackles recording 83.

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