Germany’s Saarland Hurricanes sign former University of California WR Vic Wharton III

The Saarland Hurricanes of the German Football League have come to terms with former University of California wide receiver Vic Wharton III.

The 5’11″, 190 pound, 25 year old Wharton is a native of Spring Hill, Tennessee where he was an All-American receiver at Independence High School. After spending one year at the nearby University of Tennessee, Wharton III transferred to the University of California where his career blossomed. As a member of the Golden Bears, he finished his three-year career with 145 catches and 1,666 yards. His impressive 145 catches were good for eighth best in program history.

Wharton is a versatile athlete who also returned punts and even threw for a touchdown during his time in the PAC-12. He wrapped up his NCAA career in 2018 with 1,1961 total yards and eight touchdowns, netting yards as a rusher, receiver, passer, and returner.

Saarland head coach Paul Zahlen will be using the versatile Wharton III all over the field this season in the GFL South.

Wharton III is excited about his move to Europe and being a part of the Saarland Hurricanes:

“It’s exciting! I’m someone who loves to experience new things and I have never been to Europe. I’m grateful for the opportunity. I have always tried to make sure to take advantage of the things I wouldn’t be able to do if it wasn’t for the game of football. Being from Tennessee. I never thought I would have come all the way to California and now I would have never imagined that I’d be coming to Germany. That’s all thanks to this game.”

Check out Vic Wharton III’s junior season highlights here

Alex Malchow
Alex is a former professional American football player who is now studying in London. His goal writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and players and sharing different football stories from across the globe.
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