ELF: Wroclaw Panthers re-sign WR/KR Kavontae Turpin

The European League of Football’s lone Polish franchise, the Wroclaw Panthers, have re-signed wide receiver and kick returner Kavontae Turpin.

Turpin joined the Panthers at the back end of last season and immediately became an impact player on offense and special teams.

The 5’9″, 160-pound speedster joined the Panthers late last season landing in Poland just before the player transfer deadline. Despite only playing in five games, the Louisiana native made a substantial impact putting up 702 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns. His best game came against the Hamburg Sea Devils in late August, where racked up 293 total yards and a pair of scores.

Before flying to Poland last August, Turbin played for the Sea Lions in The Spring League, scoring three touchdowns in six games. Preceding his stint in the TSL, the MonroeLouisiana native played arena football in the Fan-Controlled-Football League. Following his NCAA career Turpin put up impressive athletic numbers at his Pro Day, most notably a 4.38, 40-yard dash.

Prior to pursuing a pro career, Turpin played four seasons at Texas Christian University (NCAA D1) where he was used as a kick returner and wide receiver. A versatile offensive weapon, he finished his career with 1,748 yards and 13 touchdowns receiving while adding 318 yards and two more scores on the ground, to go along with one career passing touchdown. Although he was a huge success as an X factor for the Horned Frogs offense, Turpin truly shined on special teams. As a kick returner, Turpin racked up 2,726 yards and four touchdowns during his career, earning all-conference honors in the process.

Wroclaw is definitely planning for another run at the championship having re-signed many key players from the 2021 season. Turbin joins teammates Darius Robinson (USA), Goran Zec (Serbia), Murilo Machado Silva (Brazil), and Phileas Pasqualini (France) who have all decided to return to Wroclaw for another shot at the ELF title.

Watch Turbin’s highlights here:

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