ELF: Raiders Tirol re-sign DB Davion Washington

The Raiders Tirol of the European League of Football (ELF) bring back a familiar face re-signing defensive back Davion Washington for the 2022 season.

The Raiders won the Austrian Bowl last year in part due to the versatility of Washington. The do-it-all import is excited to be back in Innsbruck for the upcoming ELF season:

“I’m excited to play alongside my brothers again this season. I think that we will get new challenges in the European League of Football and will be pushed to new heights. And with another team I would rather go this way than with Raiders Tirol.”

The 6′, 195-pound athlete from Greenville, South Carolina played all over the field last season for the Raiders. As a defensive back Washington made 25 tackles, deflected 11 passes, and forced one fumble. Offensively, Washington was used on as a wide receiver getting the ball through the air or on the reverse. Washington put up 208 yards from scrimmage and three scores.

Washington enjoyed an outstanding four-year career at Wingate (NCAA D2) and earned CCA All-Region honors and was a first team All-SAC, (South Atlantic Conference), selection in his final two seasons. As a senior in 2019, he led the team with 14 pass break ups to go along with 28 tackles and two interceptions. In 2018, he recorded 18 pass break-ups and three interceptions on the season, adding 50 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss to go along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery. The 2017 season saw Wingate win the SAC championship with Washington playing a key role. Over his four years, he played in 46 games for the Bulldogs, earning 36 victories, recording a total of 119 tackles, 38 pass break ups and six interceptions in his career.

Washington returns to Innsbruck with longtime quarterback Sean Shelton as the familiar crew enters the ELF. Head coach Kevin Herron and the rest of the Raiders football program are eager to take their winning ways in Austria to a continental level.

Watch Davion’s NCAA 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