ELF: Frankfurt Galaxy re-sign championship quarterback Jakeb Sullivan

The Frankfurt Galaxy of the European League of Football have re-signed quarterback Jakeb Sullivan.

Sullivan led the Galaxy from under center last season helping them win the league’s inaugural championship.

Frankfurt head coach Thomas Kösling is excited to have his championship signal-caller back in purple:

“We are very happy and proud that our championship quarterback will also play for us in 2022. Jakeb not only showed last season that he is one of the best quarterbacks in Europe, but he also led his team to the title under the biggest possible pressure. It’s guaranteed that fans can look forward to great offensive football from the Galaxy in the coming year.”

A 6’1″, 200-pound native of Rapid City, South Dakota, threw for 2,608 yards and a league-best 32 touchdowns for the Galaxy last season leading them to a near-perfect 11-1 record and the league first title. Prior to coming to Frankfurt, Sullivan was a dynamic quarterback in the German Football League playing for the Marburg Mercenaries. In his first season in Europe, Sullivan amassed 4,359 yards and a league-leading 43 TDs. He led Marburg to a 9-5 record and their first appearance in the playoffs in two years and best record since 2014.

Prior to beginning his international career, Sullivan closed out an outstanding four-year career as one of the best quarterbacks in South Dakota School of Mines history. He finished the 2018 season with a record-setting 293-461 for 3,576 yards and 32 TD passes for 63.6 percent (all school season records). He averaged 325.1 yards per game, which led the entire NCAA Div. II.

He also had 10 rushing touchdowns and carried the ball 129 times for 340 yards. Sullivan, left SD Mines with 17 school records. Sullivan led the conference in passing yards, passing attempts and completions, and yards per game. He was named Division II Quarterback of the Year (Div II-Leader in Total Offense, Passing Yards per Game & Points responsible for per Game).

Watch Sullivan’s highlights here

Alex is a former professional American football player who is now studying in London. His goal writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and players and sharing different football