ELF: Leipzig Kings sign quarterback Conor Miller

The Leipzig Kings of the European Football League have signed quarterback Conor Miller for the remainder of the 2022 season.

Miller will replace the Jordan Barlow who suffered an upper body injury.

Miller played his football at Florida Atlantic (NCAA, DI) before coming over to Germany in 2019 for a short stint with the Cologne Crocodiles of the GFL. His time was cut decisively short due to an injury that forced him to leave after just four games.

Following the COVID-19 year, Miller, who was encouraged by his European experience and the opportunity to play after limited playing time at college, signed with the Graz Giants in Austria for the 2021 season. 

Miller torched the Austrian Football League, throwing for 2,170 yards and 23 touchdowns in just eight games. After a league-leading performance, Miller was set to re-sign with the Giants in 2022, but ultimately ended up in France with La Courneuve Flash.

Miller embarked on a 9-1 regular-season crusade and eventually went on to win the French D1 Elite Championship on Saturday 9 July, just days before signing with the Kings. He ended the French season with 1,422 passing yards and 18 touchdowns. 

The Kings are a team who many feel have underperformed with a star-studded roster and quality head coach in Fred Armstrong. They will likely look to Miller to snatch a must-need win over the Berlin Thunder this coming weekend.

Daniel Mackenzie is a Press Association graduate who works in journalism and communications in the third sector. Daniel began playing football for the London Warriors and Team Great Britain and has since played across Europe.