ELF: Prague Lions re-sign Championship QB Shazzon Mumphrey

The Prague Lions of the European League of Football have brought back their Czech Bowl-winning and former DI quarterback Shazzon Mumphrey.

This move comes as no surprise as Mumphrey has had two excellent seasons leading the Lions from behind center. Most recently the 6’3″, 220 pound quarterback led them to a Czech Bowl championship and the CEFL Cup championship game. The dual-threat passer threw for 2,062 yards and 30 touchdowns while adding 402 yards and 13 more scores on the ground in 2022.

In 2021, the 29 year old started the season in Poland with the Warsaw Eagles before joining the Lions and leading them to a Czech Bowl appearance. That season, he was named CAAF MVP after totaling 31 touchdowns in just eight games.

Mumphrey spent the 2019 season with the Carlstad Crusaders and got off to a slow start, but despite splitting duties, finished with 873 yards passing and 12 TDs, helping the team reach the Swedish final. He had signed to play for the Geneva Seahawks in 2020 but the Seahawks opted out of the pandemic delayed and shortened Swiss season.

In 2018, he played for the Hildesheim Invaders of the German Football League where he threw for 1,137 yards and rushed for 365.  He graduated from New Haven with a degree in Criminal Justice in 2017 before signing with Denmark’s Triangle Razorbacks midway through the 2017 seasonhelping the team reach the Danish semifinals.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Mumphrey was a star at the junior college level breaking records for yards, touchdowns, and completions at Dakota College at Bottineau.  Following that season, he spent two years at Florida A&M before transferring to the University of New Haven (NCAA Div. II) where he finished his career playing both quarterback and wide receiver.

Mumphrey and head coach Zach Harrod look to build an offense that can compete in the ELF as they’ve brought back much of their championship core already. Some key contributors returning with Mumphrey are receivers Lukas Kadlec and Josef Janota, two weapons that were leaned on heavily.

Watch Mumphrey’s 2022 Highlights here

Alex is a former NCAA and semi-pro American football player who is now located in London, where he works in digital marketing. His goal in writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and