Germany’s Allgäu Comets sign record-breaking Marshall receiver Tommy Shuler

The German Football League’s Allgäu Comets have snagged one of the most prolific receivers in major college history in Tommy Shuler from Marshall University.

Shuler will be an ideal fit for head coach Stan Bedwell. A proponent of the Air Raid offense, Bedwell has found the perfect piece for his aerial attack.

The 25 year old 5’9″, 180 lb Shuler, a native of Miami, Florida, set school records playing for the Marshal Thundering Herd  (Randy Moss’s alma mater) and his 322 catches ranks him fourth all time in major college history. He was one of only eight receivers in FBS history with two 100-catch seasons (110 in 2012; 106 in 2013). He was a three-year starter for the Herd making 38 starts. His 25 career TD catches rank fifth for the Herd (behind Randy Moss, Darius Watts, Gator Hoskins, Mike Barber). Shuler joins College Football Hall of Famer Barber as the only receivers in Marshall history with three seasons of 1,100 or more yards (1,138, 1,165 and 1,138, respectively). First three-time All-Conference USA first team selection in Marshall history .He led his high school, Miami Central, to the school’s first ever state championship.

Shuler had a brief stint with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.

Needless to say, Bedwell was happy with his first major signing:

“We’re estatic to add Tommy to the Comets family! He was one of the top pass catchers in BCS history and he brings strong leadership qualities that are evident by the fact that he was a multiple year captain at Marshall. We are building something exciting here in Kempten and Tommy is just the start of what will be a winter full of good news for Comets fans!”

Shuler on how he decided to sign with Allgäu:

“Coach [Bedwell] and I started chatting and he said he knew about me and he knew that I can play ball . Long story short I looked him up saw his stats his knowledge about the game and how much it meant to him I was ready to jump on board. What attracted me to Comets was coach’s knowledge of the game and how passionate he was of the game and helping this team get to the playoffs.”

When asked what he brings to the Comets Shuler replied:

“I think I bring energy and leadership. I can use my ability to change a game and give my team a chance to win.”

The Comets finished the 2017 season out of the German Football League playoffs for the first time in three years with a 6-8 record.

Check out Shuler’s highlights.

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