ELF: Istanbul Rams bring back WR Kris Wedderburn

The Istanbul Rams have brought back a familiar face agreeing to terms with receiver Kris Wedderburn.

The European League of Football’s easternmost franchise knows Wedderburn well as he was part of their most recent championship in the Turkish League back in 2019. Wedderburn is thrilled to retuning to the Turkish capital:

“I feel blessed to be given this opportunity, always trying to level up. Can’t wait to get started with the Rams family again, ready to reunite with some old faces and meet some new ones.”

The 6’2,” 220 pound receiver helped the Rams bring home the Turkish title in 2019 while putting up 747 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. After the season in Turkey, the 26 year old played in the Czech Republic, suiting up for the Brno Sigrs. During his time in the Czech Republic, the Great Britain National team member amassed 278 yards and six touchdowns in only four games.

Prior to his first stint in Istanbul, Wedderburn played in his home country for the Birmingham Bulls, Filton College, Sandwell Steelers, and Tamworth Pheonix before taking his game international for the first time as a member of Spain’s Valencia Firebats. 

Wedderburn joins a growing list of Rams imports as the team has already signed Australian quarterback Jared Stegman, Japanese receiver Muneyuki Kinoshita, and American speedster Jalen Conwell.  On the other side of the ball, head coach Val Gunn has snatched up defensive backs Jamarii Milliken, Noah Allsten, and linebacker Zachary Blair.

Watch Wedderburn’s highlights here

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