Germany: 2022 German Football League All-Stars announced

With German Football League playoffs getting underway, let’s take a look at the best players in the German Football League during the regular season.

These GFL All Stars were voted on at the end of the regular season by the various GFL coaches along with league commentators Nicolas Martin, Christian Schimmel, and Andreas Renner. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players on their own teams, and the players voted for had to have played in over 50% of their team’s games. At import heavy positions (QB, WR, RB, CB, S) at least one player voted for must be European. Take a look at the GFL’s stat leaders here: 

The offensive selections included undefeated Potsdam Royals quarterback Chris Helbig who led the league in passing. Veterans Aaron Jackson, Aaaron Wahl, and Yasir Raji also made appearances last season.

Potsdam Royals QB Chris Helbig – Potsdam Royals

Quarterbacks: Chris Helbig (Postdam Royals), Zach Cavanaugh (Berlin Adler), EU Christian Strong (Cologne Crocodiles)

Running backsLamar Carswell (Straubing Spiders) Karri Pajarinen (Potsdam Royals), Meril Zero (Berlin Rebels)

Wide receiversAaron Jackson (Cologne Crocodiles), Jared Wolfe (Potsdam Royals) Jarvis McClam (Cologne Crocodiles), Max Zimmermann (Berlin Adler)

OL Yasir Raji returing a kickoff – Potsdam Royals

Offensive Line: Yasir Raji (Potsdam Royals) David Beale (New Yorker Lions) Gerrit Brandt (New Yorker Lions) Aaron Wahl (Dresden Monarchs) Alessandro Vergani (Schwabisch Hall Unicorns)

Kicker: Robert Werner (Munich Cowboys)

Defensively the list featured savvy vets like Paul Morant, Samuel Kargel, and Johannes Wagner. Some new players making a name for themselves included recent NFL International Combine invite Lino Schroter along with sack leader Mario Wokocha (14) and the leagues leading tackler in Marburg linebacker Amin Black (105).

Defensive line: Johannes Zirngibl (Straubing Spiders), Johannes Wagner(Allgäu Comets), Samuel Kargel (New Yorker Lions)

Edge: Mario Wokocha (Allgäu Comets) OJ Thompson (Potsdam Royals)

Linebackers: Lino Schroter (Cologne Crocodiles), Donovan Hayden (Straubing Spiders), Amin Black (Marburg Mercenaries)

Cornerbacks: CJ Davis (Kiel Baltic Hurricanes), Ken Hike (Dresden Monarchs), Benjamin Krahl (New Yorker Lions)

Safeties: Paul Morant (Berlin Rebels), Fardan Allen (Cologne Crocodiles), Giuseppe della Vechia

Punter: Simon Schwetz (Straubing Spiders)

Coaches of the year: David Odenthal  Cologne Crocodiles (7-3) & Nadine Nurasyid.  Munich Cowboys (8-1-1)

Coach of the year Nadine Nurasyid – Peter Roth

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