European League of Football: Cologne Centurions sign former Texas Tech RB Tre King

The Cologne Centurions of the European League of Football have signed former Texas Tech running back Tre King. King replaces 2021 League MVP Madre London in Cologne as the Centurions look to get back to the post-season. The newest Centurion on his commitment to Cologne:

“It’s a great opportunity for me to do special things. To present myself as a professional/elite player and also to get the chance to work with great coaches and teammates. This is exactly the athletic environment I need.” 

The 5’11 190 pound running back ended his career at Texas Tech with 935 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns. The Wichita, Kansas native’s best season came in his junior year in 2017, as he ran for 623 yards and five scores. In his senior year, King was hampered by a knee injury, making his chances at the NFL a longshot.

In the Texas Tech air raid offense, King showed soft hands catching the ball well on his way to 25 catches and 152 yards. Prior to playing in D1 football, King played for Hutchinson Community College putting up 442 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games.

King has big shoes to fill as last year the Centurions relied on running back Madre London to carry them to the playoffs. After running for 2,177 yards and 23 touchdowns London was signed by the USFL, leaving the Centurions with a gaping hole in their offense – a hole King should definitely fill.

Watch King’s NCAA highlights here

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