Finland: Helsinki Roosters sign All American DE William Sewell

The Helsinki Roosters of Finland have bolstered their defense with the signing of former All-American defensive end William Sewell from Frostburg State (NCAA Div. III).

The 6’1″, 245 pound, 25-year-old Sewell, spent part of the 2022 season with the Oslo Vikings of Norway helping them claim the Norwegian national championship. The international veteran also spent the 2019 season and all of the shortened 2020 season playing for the Copenhagen Towers in the Danish Nationlligaen. As a member of the Towers Sewell was named a Danish League All-Star two consecutive seasons.

The native of Silver Spring, Maryland, played four seasons at Frostburg State University where he was voted a D3 All American twice and led the team in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks for three straight years. Over his four-year career with the Bobcats, Sewell recorded 235 tackles, 56.5 tackles for loss and 24 sacks. His cousin is Washington Commanders tight end Vernon Davis, and they spent summers working out together.

Sewell joins a young Helsinki Roosters team looking to rebuild their roster and get back to the top of Finnish football.

Check out William Sewell’s highlights from the Frostburg State

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