Former Fighting Illini Signs with Brazil’s Juventude FA to Play in Torneio Touchdown

#85 Lukas playing for Fighting Illini

After signing Ricardo Miller last week, Brazil’s Juventude FA American football club announced another American recruit on Tuesday April 7th.

The team has contracted a former wide receiver from the University of Illinois, Timothy Daniel Lukas. Lukas will play as quarterback for Juventude.

Lukas played the Fighting Illini in the Big 10 conference in the NCAA during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The former WR played two matches for UI squad: two snaps against Charleston Southern and one snap against Penn State.

The highlight of Lukas’s career was in 2010 when he played for Carthage College Football, where he played 11 games, caught 20 passes for 226 yards and made 3 touchdowns.

Tim was born in Mount Prospect, Illinois, on December 29th, 1990. His height is 1,93m and weighs 95kg.

The signings of Lukas and Miller reinforce the attack of the gaúcho* team, which suffered from poor campaigns in the first two seasons of the Torneio Touchdown.

“This year, we want to establish ourselves as one of the forces in Brazil, and for that, we are working and investing in the cast. Now the roster is closed, and the coaches will prepare our team for this edition of TTD,” said President Eduardo Ferreira.

Juventude FA is in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil. The club is part of the Tornieo Touchdown (TTD) league. The club competes in Division D along with with the Timbó Rex, Jaraguá Breakers and UFPR Brown Spiders.

Check it out Lukas’ message on Facebook

*Gaúcho is an adjective, which means native from Rio Grande do Sul.

Henrique Riffel
Journalist at Futebol Americano Brasil and American Football International. Post graduated in Digital Journalism at Famecos/PUCRS. Former multimedia producer of Locast Project MIT/USA. Former player of Porto Alegre Pumpkins.
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