German Football League’s Dresden Monarchs sign former Colorado State QB K.J. Carta-Samuels

The Dresden Monarchs, German Football League 2019 semifinalists, have signed former Colorado State and Washington Huskie QB KJ Carta-Samuels for the 2021 season.

The 6’2″, 220 pound American most recently played for the Colorado State Rams (NCAA D1) in 2018 and was signed by the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League in November of 2019, but the 2020 CFL season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Dresden’s newest quarterback is ready finally get back on the field after a long wait:

“I just can’t wait to come to Dresden. I hear it’s an amazing city. Let’s win the championship this year let’s do this thing! I’m fired up! Let’s have some fun!”

The San Jose, California native was US Army All-American in high school, and spent four seasons as a backup at the University of Washington (NCAA D1) before transferring to Colorado State (NCAA D1). In his lone season with the Rams, Carta-Samuels played in nine games, racking up 2,261 yards passing and 19 touchdowns. His strong senior season earned him the contract with the B.C. Lions.

The former division one quarterback joins a 2021 Dresden team led by veteran coach Ulrich Däuber. who has guided his German Football League North team to the playoffs each season since his arrival in 2017.

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