Germany’s defending champion Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns re-sign import 6-pack

The Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, reigning German Bowl champions, have taken a huge step in preparations to defend their title in 2018.

They re-signed six of their import players.

With the signing of wide receiver Nathaniel Robitaille, the team’s second leading receiver, head coach Jordan Neuman has most of his core import players back and is looking to return to the podium in 2018.

“Our successful import six pack from the 2017 championship season is complete again for the coming year.”

Robitaille a record-setting receiver at Stonehill College (NCAA Div. II) , who gained 1,354 yards receiving and 757 yards in punt and kick returns while scoring 25 TDs,  He reunites with defensive back Devin Benton, receiver Tyler Rutenbeck and defensive back Raheem Wilson along with the two Italian Americans, defensive back Cody Pastorino and linebacker Nick Alfieri.

Watch Devin Benton’s game-winning FG block in German Bowl 2017

Rutenbeck (former Div. III All American and Washington Redskin, Indianapolis Colt) is signing up for his third season and was the leading receiver in the league in 2017, with 1,630 yards and 22 TDs.

Benton, a First Team All American from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, who is also returning a for a third year, topped the GFL in tackles for loss with 33 and delivered the game-winning field goal block in the 2017 German Bowl.

Meanwhile, Alfieri (First Team All Patriot League with Georgetown University) in his second year with the club, was one of the leading tacklers overall with 98.  Wilson  (Second Team All American at Southeastern Oklahoma State) will enter his second season and picked off four passes in 11 games, including a pick six.

Pastorino (Second Team All American Willamette University) has been the heart of the Unicorns defense for the past four years.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.