ELF: Lists of midseason offensive stats leaders tell an interesting tale

The European League of Football has reached the midpoint of the 2023 season and the lists of individual stats leaders on offense shows some incredible tendencies.

To start, the two top quarterbacks, the Rhein Fire’s Jadrian Clark and Berlin Thunder’s Slade Jarman, are on a torrid passing touchdown pace. Clark has thrown 32 passing touchdowns in six games and Jarman 28 in seven. The record from 2022 was 36 which the Barcelona Dragons’ then QB, Zach Edwards, threw in 12 games. Based on these rates, Clark will reach a whopping 72 passing touchdowns and Jarman 48.

The Tirol Raiders top the list with three players among the top 15 on offense while the Berlin Thunder, Rhein Fire, Munich Ravens and Wroclaw Panthers have two apiece. Four teams – the Milano Seamen, Barcelona Dragons, Vienna Vikings and Helvetic Guards – all have one player on the lists. A total of eight teams – the Fehervar Enthroners, Prague Lions, Leipzig Kings*, Stuttgart Surge, Frankfurt Galaxy, Hamburg Sea Devils, Cologne Centurions and Paris Musketeers all have zero representation among the top offensive players in the league.

*denotes dropped out of league


Jadrian Clark of the Rhein Fire is the leader having thrown for 2,295 yards and 32 TDS in 7 games but the Berlin Thunder pivot Slade Jarman is right behind with 2.134 yards and 28 TDs in six games. The pair are on a pace to eclipse the TD passes record in a season by a wide margin! Third place belongs to Luke Zahradka of the Milano Seamen at 1,891 yards with Tirol Raiders QB Christian Strong a close 4th with 1,832 yards. In fifth is Conor Miller of the Barcelona Dragons who has thrown for 1,714 yards.


The ELF top rushing list is dominated by domestic players led by Wroclaw Panthers RB Dawid Brzozowski who has rushed for 642 yards and 6 TDs in 7 games with Vienna Vikings RB Florian Wegan not far behind with 597 (6 games) yards and 6 TDs. In third is Tomiwa Oyewo of the Munich Ravens with 493 yards while Tirol Raiders RB Tomas Bonatti is 4th with 465. The 5th place rusher, Silas Nacita of the Helvetic Guards has rushed for 351 yards in 7 games.


The leading receiver in the ELF with half the season left is Munich Ravens Markell Castle who has caught 51 passes for 846 yards and 9 TDS. Tony Tate of the Wroclaw Panthers is 2nd with 782 yards and a league best 13 receiving TDs. Behind him in 3rd is Jarvis McClam of the Raiders with a league-high 56 catches for 741 yards and 6 TDs while Anthony Mahoungou of the Rhein Fire has 646 yards receiving and 6 TDs. Robin Wilzeck of the Berlin Thunder is 5th with 624 yards and 6 TDs.

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