Germany: Allgäu Comets sign British RB Jeremie Kwanzambi Beni

The Allgäu Comets have announced the signing of British running back Jeremie Kwanzambi Beni for the 2024 German Football League season.

The 21 year-old began playing with the Birmingham Lions at the youth level, progressing through to the club’s under-19 level where he was a key player over the years.

The 5’10, 198 pound back recently finished his fourth season playing for the SGS PRiDE, one of the premier football academies in Europe.

Through the first half of the season alone, which also saw him miss game time due to injury, Kwanzambi Beni picked up an impressive 465 rushing yards with eight total touchdowns to his name.

Kwanzambi Beni hurdling a Portsmouth defender. Image courtesy of Charlotte Murden.

The elusive back has been one of, if not the most prominent weapon of the PRIDE offensive unit over their first four years in BUCS competition. Their first season saw him pick up 1,216 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on their way to an undefeated Division 1 championship, earning promotion to the Premier division.

In a recent interview with AFI, Kwanzambi Beni stated that his goal was “to play football in Europe and be able to climb up to the top of European football and play in the ELF”; needless to say, he is well on his way.

The Comets’ backfield was heavily carried by dual-threat quarterback Javarian Smith, who recently signed for the Hamburg Sea Devils of the European League of Football.

A new explosive back is sure to complement Allgäu’s new-look offense centered around former Lake Erie Storm passer Xeavier Bullock.

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