Germany: Dresden Monarchs sign former LA Charger, Indiana Hoosier WR Mitchell Paige

The Dresden Monarchs of the German Football League, have signed wide receiver Mitchell Paige from Indiana University and the LA Chargers.

The 5’8″, 180 lb native of Indianapolis, Indiana spent the 2017 NFL preseason with the LA Chargers where he saw action in all four games. He had been a walk on at Indiana but impressed the coaches enough to earn a scholarship. In his four year career he finished with 115 receptions for 1,330 yards and 10 touchdowns in 35 games (24 starts).

Mitchell Paige catching a pass against the San Francisco 49ers in September 2017 Photo: Getty Images

He became the 19th Indiana Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1,000 yards and shares second on the program’s career list with two punt return touchdowns. Paige returned 39 punts for 360 yards (11th in school annals), rushed eight times for 47 yards with one TD, and completed 2-of-4 passes for 21 yards and one score. He collected 1,737 career all-purpose yards and started all 24 games over his junior and senior seasons and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media) as well as team captain.

The Dresden Monarchs have been a perennial German Football League title contender for the past half decade and reached the German Bowl final in 2013 losing narrowly to the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions. The team reached the quarterfinals for the sixth time in six years last season.

Check out Mitchell Paige’s career catches at Indiana University

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.