France’s Flash de la Courneuve 2015 Imports Arrive in Paris

The Flash de la Courneuve are looking to return to the top of France’s Elite division in 2015, and make a splash in this year’s edition of the Big6 Europe tournament.

After failing to reach the Fédération Française de Football Américain (FFFA) Casque de Diamant final for the only the second time in ten years, the Flash signed some D-1 NCAA talent from the University of South Florida. Complimented by the return of QB Dan Connors as Offensive Coordinator things are looking up for this team from Paris, France.

The three arrived in Paris this past Monday to begin preparing for the Flash’s season opener, a rematch of the 2014 FFFA semi-final, where the Flash fell to the Asnieres-sur-Seine Molosses in La Courneuve.

Offensive Coordinator: Dan Connors

Last season Connors was the quarterback for the Flash, and returns this year as OC. He is a 24 year old from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. He is 1.97m and weighs about 95kg. In 2012 and 2011, he was quarterback of the Bearcats (3-8 in 2012), who playa the D-2 NCAA level.

During his 2012 season, he went 201-339, with 14 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, for 1,938 yards passing in 10 games. He rushed 112 times for 65 yards and 2 touchdown.

marcus-shaw-400x269Running Back: Marcus Shaw

Marcus Shaw, 23, is a running back from University of South Florida, a D-1 NCAA school. Between 2010-2013, he rushed 239 time for 1,156 yards, with 6 touchdowns averaging 4.8 yards per carry. He had 26 catches for 202 yards.

Size: 1m75
Weight: 81 kg
School: University of South Florida

markJOYCE-400x266Defensive Back: Kavon Mark Joyce

Kavon Mark Joyce, 24, also comes to Paris from the University of South Florida. From 2010-2013 he had three interceptions, 181 solo and assisted tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 1 recovery. Joyce was invited to rookie minicamp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in May 2014.

Location: Defensive Back
Size: 1m78
Weight: 86 kg
School: University of South Florida

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