ELF: Paris Football Team signs NFL IPP and ELF All-Star OL Fabian Kratz

The Paris Football Team of the European League of Football (ELF) continues to beef up its offensive line with the addition of talented German Fabian Kratz.

Kratz becomes the second international player to join the Paris team after the announcement of American and ELF All-Star Kyle Sweet earlier this week. 

The 6’5″, 250-pound Cologne native talent spent the past two seasons suiting up for his hometown Cologne Centurions. Kratz caught the eye of NFL scouts last year earning himself an invitation to the NFL International Player Pathway Program Combine in London, England

The 22-year-old was an anchor on the 2021 Cologne Centurions offensive line that led the ELF in rushing. There, he earned ELF All-Star honors as he opened holes for League MVP and 2,000-yard rusher Madre London.

Kratz played high school football in Illinois for Naperville Central where the athletic lineman shined earning a three-star ranking from several recruiting services. Kratz had 15 total scholarship offers from several D1 schools such as Oregon State, Syracuse, Central Michigan and Colorado State. However, Kratz chose to stay in Germany for personal reasons related to the health of his family. 

Kratz joins an already impressive group of linemen in Paris as head coach Marc Mattioli has signed veteran domestic talents in defensive tackle Mamadou Sy and offensive tackle Mamoudou Doumbouya. Kratz and fellow offensive lineman Doumbouya look to be the leaders up front for a offense with high expectations.

Watch Kratz’s 2022 ELF Highlights

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