ELF: Wroclaw Panthers sign All-Star offensive tackle Keanu Ebanks

The Wroclaw Panthers of the European League of Football have agreed to terms with British offensive lineman Keanu Ebanks.

Ebanks commented on joining the Panthers program in Wroclaw, Poland:

“Panthers are an amazing organization with a great chance to play in and win a championship. They are building something special over there and I can’t wait to be part of it.”

The 6’6″, 300-pound offensive tackle spent last season with the league runner-up Hamburg Sea Devils. As Hamburg’s left tackle Ebanks’s quick feet and physical run blocking helped him secure a spot on the ELF AllStar team while the Sea Devils made it all the way to the ELF championship game.

The Leeds native spent 2020 with the Stockholm Mean Machines in the Swedish Superserien, helping them reach that country’s championship game. Prior to that e spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons playing in Germany as a member of the Hildesheim Invaders.. With the Invaders, Ebanks transitioned from a physical defensive end to a nimble offensive tackle. His massive size and lateral quickness caught the eyes of North American scouts, earning  Ebanks an invitation to the 2019 NFL International Player Pathway Combine in Cologne, before participating in the CFL Global Combines in 2020 and 2021.

Ebanks first started playing football at the University of Hull as a versatile two-way lineman. While playing for the Sharks, the future ELF-All Star quickly fell in love with the game and became team captain and eventually president.

Wroclaw makes another splash this off-season as heaps of talent makes its way to Poland. Ebanks joins French offensive lineman Thomas Fileccia and former Oklahoma (NCAA D1) quarterback Justice Hansen as offensive newcomers. With the move to Wroclaw, Ebanks also reunites with former Hildesheim Invaders teammates Semmie Radji and Karlis Brauns.

Read more about Keanu Ebanks football journey here.

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Alex is a former professional American football player who is now studying in London. His goal writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and players and sharing different football