Germany: End of season stats leaders tell interesting tale

With the German Football League playoffs kicking off this coming weekend, it’s appropriate to take a look back at the stats leaders in the three key offensive categories.

Interestingly, there is not a single player from the undefeated Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns is on these lists while the Potsdam Royals, also unbeaten in regular season play, led all teams with four. The Berlin Rebels, who did not make the playoffs, had three players among the 15 while the Allgäu Comets and Cologne Crocodiles had two apiece. Represented with one player were the Berlin Adler, Straubing Spiders, Braunschweig New Yorker Lions and Dresden Monarchs.


Potsdam Royals QB Chris Helbig led GFL in passing throwing for 3,085 yards and 32 TDs. He was followed by Kenyatte Allen of the Allgäu Comets with 2,881 yards and a league-best 40 TDs. Right behind him was Cologne’s Chris Strong with 2,816 yards and 33 TDS while Zach Cavanaugh of the Berlin Adler was one yard behind with 2,815 yards and 26 TDs. Finally, Berlin Rebels QB Donovan Isom threw for 2,686 yards and 26 TDs, good for 5th.


Straubing Spiders electrifying RB Lamar Carswell led the GFL in rushing with 1,287 yards and 17 TDs while averaging 11.6 yards a carry. Karri Pajarinen of the Potsdam Royals rushed for 1.014 yards and 11 TDs while Merril Zero of the Berlin Rebels finished 3rd with 846 yards. Braunschweig New Yorker Lions RB Emmanuel Abedi-Bawa wound up 4th with 675 while David Baum of the Dresden Monarchs was 5th with 672 yards.


Not surprisingly, Potsdam’s Jared Wolfe who caught passes from the league passing leader, Chris Helbig, led the GFL with 1,336 receiving yards and 14 TDs. He was followed by Aaron Jackson of the Cologne Crocodiles with 1,247 yards and also 14 TDs. In third place was Allgäu Comets Derrick Harvey with 1,134 yards and a league best 17 TDs while Brandon Polk of the Royals finished 4th with 1,123 yards followed by Nigel Westbrooks of the Rebels who had 938 yards while averaging a league leading 20.8 yards a catch.

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic

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