Germany: Berlin Rebels re-sign GFL’s top WR, Alexander Tounkara

The Berlin Rebels have managed to re-sign wide receiver Alexander Tounkara-Kone for the 2018 season.

The 29 year old Brown University graduate and native of Guinea, Africa, (he grew up in Antwerp, Belgium and Staten Island, New York) led the German Football League in reception yards per game in 2017. In 13 games, the 6’5″, 220 lb Tounkara caught 67 passes for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2017, averaging 99.8 yards per game. He received the GFL’s  “Receiver of the Week” award three times during the 2017 season.


In his two years with Berlin, Tounkara has a total of 103 catches for 1,731 yards and 20 touchdowns. While playing for the Cologne Falcons in 2014, Tounkara helped the team reach the GFL playoffs grabbing 61 receptions for 824 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Tounkara originally played for the Berlin Rebels in 2013 but suffered an injury early in the season. He had played for Braunschweig in 2012 where Rebels head coach Kim Kuci first met him as a member of the Lions coaching staff.

Alexander Tounkara had an outstanding career at Brown University

At Brown, he had an explosive first season as a starter after missing most of the 2009 season due to injury. He was named First Team All-Ivy and All-New England and ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers with 61 receptions, 18th best in the country and second in the Ivy League. He was also ranked second in the Ivy League and 19th nationally with 84.20 yards per game.

After moving with his family from Belgium to New York, Tounkara played high school football at New Torp HS on Staten Island where he starred on the football team, basketball team and volleyball team.



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