ELF: Stuttgart Surge sign Danish Champion QB Randall Shroeder

The Stuttgart Surge of the European League of Football have signed veteran quarterback Randall Schroeder.

The two-time Danish champion is thrilled to be part of Stuttgart’s second season in the ELF:

“I chose the Surge because of the opportunity. What coach Martin [Hanselmann] is building in Stuttgart is special and it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the European League of Football is the future of American football in Europe. I can’t wait to be a part of a hungry team and an up-and-coming league”

The 6’1″, 195-pound native of Mooresville, North Carolina, is coming off of his second championship season in Europe leading the Copenhagen Towers to a Mermaid Bowl championship. Schroeder threw for 1,521 yards and 20 touchdowns in the regular season leading the Towers to a nearly perfect title season. Prior to the 2021 season, Schroeder signed to play with the Ostrava Steelers and Neu-Ulm Spartans in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

The 27-year-old began his international career in Copenhagen as quarterback for the 2018 Danish champion Towers. He led the capital city powerhouse to their first-ever Northern European Championship title, beating Sweden’s Carlstad Crusaders 44-43 on game winning touchdown in the final seconds. He also led the team to a Mermaid Bowl (Danish Championship) victory, beating the Triangle Razorbacks 23-22 on game winning drive with one minute left in the fourth quarter.

Before coming to Europe, he spent two years at Truman State University (NCAA Div. II) before moving over to Ave Maria University (NAIA) where he threw for 1,275 yards in his senior season. As a starter at Truman State, he had a 4-2 record.

The Surge will look to improve on their inaugural 2-8 season this upcoming summer in a talent-rich ELF. Stuttgart has also brought back playmaking tight end David Meza along with adding veteran offensive lineman Benhur Ayra. On the defensive side of the ball newcomers Nikolas Knoblauch and Benjamin Barnes.

Read more about Randall’s Football Journey here

Watch Schroeder’s 2021 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