One of Denmark’s most successful clubs, the Triangle Razorbacks, have signed Canadian wide receiver Ben von Jagow for the 2019 season.
The 6’3″, 200 lb, 25 year old Jagow, a native of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada played his college football at the University of Western Ontario. He spent the 2018 season with the Hildesheim Invaders in the German Football League where he led the team in receptions with 47, and yards, 524.
In 2017, he helped the Murcia Cobras reach the Spanish semifinals in their first season in Spain’s top league where they pushed the defending champion, Badalona Dracs to the limit.
In addition to his football talents, von Jagow is a writer and has authored two articles for American Football International, “How to Find a Team for the 2018 Season” and “Not that kind of football”. His works can also be found in the Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and in The Mindful Word.
The Razorbacks have been one of Denmark’s most successful teams over the past decade. Since 2006, the team has reached the Mermaid Bowl, Denmark’s championship game, 11 times, winning it seven. In 2018 they reached the final, losing to the Copenhagen in a thriller, 23-22.
Jagow was asked why he ended up signing in Denmark with the Razorbacks.
“I chose the Razorbacks because I’ve heard great things about the organization. Both Reed and Coach Kristian were accommodating and professional throughout the entire recruiting process. It was an easy decision when it came down to it. I’m looking forward to a phenomenal season both on and off the field. I’m aware of the reputation the Razorbacks have in the Danish football community and I plan to do all in my power to uphold that reputation. We have a good team and from the few guys I’ve talked to it sounds like everyone is after the same goal – a Mermaid Bowl title. Off the field, I’m looking forward to living in Vejle and exploring a bit of Denmark. I visited the country last season and fell in love with the people and the way of life. All in all, I expect great things in Vejle in 2019.”
How do you see yourself fitting in?
“I like to think of myself as a team player. Football is a game predicated on unity so it’s important to develop a relationship with the guys you’ll be lining up with. At the end of the day, I want my teammates to see me as someone they can trust in battle as well as someone they would choose to sit with on the way to the game.”