Germany’s Saarland Hurricanes sign UC Davis QB Brock Dale

The Saarland Hurricanes of Germany’s GFL2 have signed their quarterback for the 2018 season as Brock Dale from UC Davis (NCAA Div. I FCS) will join the team.

A 6′, 195 lb native of Greenbrae, California, Dale was a team captain for the Aggies in 2017 under Team USA gold medal winning head coach Dan Hawkins. He previously played at Long Beach City College where he was team captain in 2013 and was voted player of the week in 2014 by the Southern California Football Association (SCFA). This year e also achieved a GPA of 3.98 points, the highest score of all junior college students in the SCFA. He received the Big Sky Unsung Hero Award at UC Davis in 2016 and earned the Phil Well’s Teammate of the Year Award.

Hurricanes head coach Joe Sturdivant:

“Coach Hawkins said he is one of the hardest workers on the team. He is a natural leader on and off the field. That right there is what I’m looking for in an import to tbe Hurricanes. High character young man.”

The Saarland Hurricanes struggled through a 2-13 season in the German Football League in 2017, eventually getting relegated to the GFL2 (German second division) after losing in a playoff to the Kirchddorf Wildcats.

According to Sturdivant, Dale will also be brought in to help coach:

“We not only wanted a playmaker but also a leader. Brock will work closely with our German national team quarterback Alexander Haupert who is rehabbing, and help coach them. He will really be able to help develop our quarterbacks.”

Although Dale was offered a coaching position with UC Davis, he opted to continue playing with Saarland. Sturdivant continues:

“He will be a top team player and a reinforcement with his leadership qualities, his mentality and his discipline. With Brock, it’s going to be like having a coach in the field.”

Dan Hawkins:

“Brock is a great person and player! He worked his way into being one of our team captains. The guy is a winner on and off the field. He will be great for the culture of the entire program- He’s like a coach on and off the field. He will be an ambassador for Saarland- the team and the community will love him!”

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