ELF: Fehérvár Enthroners sign French WR Benjamin Plu

The Fehérvár Enthroners from Hungary, one of the newest franchises in the European League of Football, have announced that they have signed French wide receiver Benjamin Plu.

Originally from Le Mans, France, Plu grew up playing football in hometown and was selected for the French junior national team.  He played at Le Mans University before transferring to McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  Plu then played for the Thonon Black Panthers of the French league, helping the team win a championship in the 2019 season.  He impressed CFL scouts so much that he was drafted 7th in the 2019 CFL Global Draft by the BC Lions.  After spending the 2019 season on the active roster, Plu and the Lions missed the 2020 season due to COVID 19.  Plu was released by the Lions in the preseason and proceeded to sign with the Seinäjoki Crocodiles of the Finnish Maple League for the 2021 season.  In seven games for the Crocodiles, he recorded 19 catches for 296 yards and three touchdowns in a run-first offense.

Plu made his debut in the European League of Football last season with the Barcelona Dragons.  As part of the Dragons’ league leading passing attack, Plu caught 40 passes for 567 yards and five touchdowns in the 2022 campaign.  After arriving in Barcelona, he quickly formed a good connection with the ELF’s all-time passing leader in Zach Edwards, who has now moved onto the Paris Football Team.  At 6’3”, 192 pounds, Plu is a big target who has shown an ability to make contested catches while also having solid athleticism.

In preparation for their inaugural season in the ELF, the new Hungarian franchise has been busy this offseason, trying to find and acquire talent.  The Enthroners have already signed quarterback Gabriel Cunningham, who played well in three games with the Leipzig Kings at the end of last season.  The team is hoping Cunningham and Plu can be a potent duo in the passing game in their first season.

A current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carter played football in high school and has been a lifelong avid football fan.