Dacia Vienna Vikings sign QB Jadrian Clark

Austrian Football League runners up in 2019, the Dacia Vienna Vikings, have signed Jadrian Clark (Weber State) as their quarterback for their five-game series against the Projekt Spielberg Graz Giants which starts September 5.

Originally, the Vikings had signed Jakeb Sullivan as their quarterback for the 2020 season, but the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to that.

The 25 year old Clark, 6’3″, 225 lb from Lakeland, Florida, guided the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, to the German Bowl in 2019, throwing for 4,009 yards and a league-best 51 touchdowns.  He spent the 2018 season with the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions, guiding them to the GFL semifinals, throwing for 3,627 yards and 45 touchdowns. He first played in Germany the year before when he helped the Kirchdorf Wildcats win the GFL2  title, and then led them  to promotion to the German Football League. He threw for 3,206 yards and 46 touchdowns in 12 regular season games with a 63.3% completion average.

A three year starter for the Weber State Wildcats (NCAA Div. I, FCS), Clark finished his career as one of the top quarterbacks in the school’s history. He ended his career third in Weber State history in career total offense with 6,568 yards. He also finished his career ranked fourth in career passing with 5,810 yards. He threw for 40 career touchdowns and rushed for 758 yards and five more touchdowns. The 758 rushing yards is the second most by a WSU quarterback. In 2016, he led the Wildcats  into the FCS playoffs.

Vikings head coach Chris Calaycay is understandably happy with the signing:

“In these times circumstances will come up that you have to adapt too. Unfortunately, Jake was not able to join us, and Jadrian is now joining the Vikings. He has proven to be one of the top QBs in Europe and will be an excellent fit for the Vikings. Considering the circumstances it couldn’t have worked out better for both sides.”

Check out Jadrian Clark’s highlights from 2019

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