ELF: Berlin Thunder sign former NFL Kicker Dominik Eberle

The Berlin Thunder of the European League of Football have made a splash signing bringing in German NFL kicker Dominik Eberle. The homegrown kicker brings with him three years of NFL experience as well as all-conference honors as a kicker for Utah State.

Eberle (eb-err-lee) (6’2″, 190 pounds), out of Utah State, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Las Vegas Raiders in May 2020 and spent his entire rookie season on the Raiders‘ practice squad. In 2021, he spent time on the practice squads of the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans, appearing in one game for Houston when he was activated in Week 16 as a COVID-19 replacement. In that game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Eberle connected on 2 of 3 field goals, including a 51-yarder, and all five extra points along with three touchbacks on eight kickoffs.

In 2022 He played for the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. During that season he made a 49-yard field goal in his only attempt and converted on two of four extra points.

In 2023, Eberle played in 10 games for the Seattle Sea Dragons of the XFL making 14-of-18 field goals (77.8%).

A native of Nuremberg, Germany, Eberle played in 43 games at Utah State and set school career marks for points (359), field goals (64), extra points (167) and extra-point percentage (100.0). As a senior in 2019, he connected on 21 of 24 field goals, a school-record 87.5 %, and all 45 of his extra points on his way to earning first-team All-Mountain West honors. Eberle posted a school-record 141 points as a junior in 2018 with 75 extra points and 22 field goals.

Eberle looks to be the league’s best kicker this season as the Berlin Thunder hope to make a playoff push led by new quarterback Jakeb Sullivan and former ELF defensive player of the year Kyle Kitchens.

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