Danish National League kicks off 2021 season

The Danish National League kicks off the 2021 season this weekend with a four team league with each team playing a six game schedule.

The Copenhagen Towers, Triangle Razorbacks, Søllerød Gold Diggers and AaB 89ers will play each other twice, one home and one away.

The Towers finished the 2020 regular season unbeaten but the league was forced to suspend games as the playoffs were about to start due to the pandemic. The last time a full season was played, 2019, the Triangle Razorbacks won the Danish title, defeating Copenhagen in the Mermaid Bowl, 20-14.

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Copenhagen Towers: 2020 Record – 4-0

Head Coach: Peter Herbild

New additions: QB Randall Schroeder (USA, played with the Towers in 2018, Mermaid Bowl champs, Ave Maria (NAIA)), DL Marcus Boesen (Danish, Fort Hayes State), TE Oliver Tribler

Key returning players – offense: WR Jakob Green (2020 Danish All Star), RB Asger Mølbæk

Key returning players – defense: DB Kasper Gulbæk, S Magnus Bitsch, LB Philip Hargett, CB Jakob Bækgaard

Triangle Razorbacks: 2020 Record – 1-3

Head Coach: Peter Nicolajsen

New additions:  Wojciech Andrzejczak (Defensive Coordinator), WR Jeremy Cornelius (USA, Lock Haven NCAA D2, Austria, Mallorca Voltors), LB Kenneth Bradley (USA, Ithaca, Porvoo Butchers)

Key returning players – offense: QB/OC Reed Gottula (USA), TE Mark Meter, WR Jacob Dahl Callesen, OL Mikkel Hansen, OL Matthias Stockamp (Germany)

Key returning players  – defense: S Lukas Bjerg Hansen, DL Alesander Klose

Søllerød Gold Diggers: 2020 Record – 3-1

Head Coach: Troels Vestergaard

New additions: QB Aaron Ellis (Frederikssund Oaks 2019, Saint Francis University NAIA), Taylor Ekstrom (USA, Fitchburg State D3, 2019 Badalona Dracs), LB Sam Taylor (USA Lyon College NAIA), DL Saliou Sale (DL France Toulouse), DB Pol Cunillera (Spain Badalona Dracs)

Key returning players – offense: WR Thomas Ashworth (2020 Danish All Star), OL Luis de las Heras Villarreal (Spain)

Key returning players – defense:  DL Logan Dykstra (American, University of Sioux Falls NCAA D2)  CB Ajdin Djurdjevic (EU)  LB Jimi Laursen

Aalborg 89ers: 2020 Record – 2-2

Head Coach:  Austin Jones (new)

New additions: QB Shelton Eppler (USA Northwestern State FCS passing yards record holder), WR Magnus Urth (Danish WR from Aahrus), LB Tobias Fogtmann (Danish), DB Milos Illic, DB Hjalmar Neilsen

Key returning players  – offense: WR Thomas Zinck Thellufsen

Key returning players  – defense: DL Tobias Borregaard, LB Edi Durakovic

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