ELF: Paris Musketeers Sign GFL All-Star RB Meril Zero

The Paris Musketeers of the European League of Football have signed French running back Meril Zero. The Paris native is thrilled to be playing for his hometown team in the ELF after taking his talents aborad the past three seasons.

The 6′ 200-pound ball carrier is coming off a very strong season in the German Football League where he ran for 846 yards and seven touchdowns in 10 games for the Berlin Rebels. The 26-year old’s rushing totals were good for third in the league in total rushing yards, toting the rock at an ultra-efficient 6.3 yards a carry. A dangerous receiving threat, Zero also added 235 yards and one score as a receiver. Zero was recognized by the league’s coaches earning a spot on the 2022 GFL All-Star Team.

Zero sat out 2021 rehabbing an injury. Prior to that, he suited up for the Bydgoczsz Archers of Poland were he quickly introduced himself to the Polish Football League as a dangerous change of pace back and kick returner.  The year prior, Zero won a German Bowl title as part of a talented New Yorker Lions backfield, contributing 619 yards on 8.6 yards a carry, and six touchdowns on the ground.

The 25-year old began playing football at the age of 13 in his hometown for the Flash de la Courneuve. Zéro went on to play high school football stateside in New Jersey, before playing at the Cegep level in Canada.

Zero joins a crowded Paris backfield that features veteran Jason Aguemon. Head coach Marc Mattioli has also signed the ELF’s all-time leading passer Zach Edwards, along with last year’s top receiver and tight end Kyle Sweet and Adria Botello Moreno. Other French talent joining the high-powered Musketeers offense includes 2021 ELF All-Star Remi Bertellin, 2021 ELF Champion Cheikhou Sow, and others.

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