ELF: Wroclaw Panthers re-sign QB Matthew Vitale

The Wroclaw Panthers of the European League of Football have brought back quarterback Matthew Vitale.

With the release of John Uribe who replaced Steven Duncan, the Panthers have announced that Matthew Vitale has returned to guide the team.

Vitale was the starting quarterback for the Wroclaw squad in 2023 arriving just as the season started. In nine games with the team he threw for 1,773 yards and 20 touchdowns.

He had been an easy pick-up logistically for the Panthers as he was already in Poland playing at the time for the Wrocławskie Katy Jaguars of the top Polish domestic league, leading them to a 3-2 record. Prior to playing his first international action earlier this year, the 5’11 180-pound passer spent time as a walk on at three different DI universities.

The New Jersey native began his collegiate career as a walk on at West Virginia University (NCAA DI FBS) after finishing a high school career where he threw for 4,413 yards and 48 touchdowns with only 14 interceptions.

After one season with the Mountaineers, he transferred to Diablo Valley Community College in Pleasant HillCalifornia in 2017. There is Vitale quickly earned the starting role making the most of the opportunity throwing for 2,187 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only four interceptions while completing 62% of his passes.

Vitale went on to spend the 2018, 2019, and 2020 seasons with the Temple Owls (NCAA DI FBS) as a walk on quarterback, making no appearances.

After a year off in 2021, Vitale returned to the field playing for head coach Deion Sanders and the Jackson State Tigers (NCAA DI FCS) as they won the SWAC Championship. As a backup behind Shedeur Sanders, Vitale made two appearances in 2022 and recorded no stats.

via @Mattyfootball7 Twitter

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