The Fehervar Enthroners, defending Hungarian champions, have landed one of Europe’s finest running backs in the past half decade in signing former University of Texas Longhorn Joe Bergeron for the 2019 season.
The 6’1″, 232 lb native of Mesquite, Texas spent four seasons playing for Texas and Texas A&M Commerce racking up a total of 1,392 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns. In 2019, he led Serbia’s Vukovi Belgrade to the championship final and during season in which he played a total of six games. He rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns. Prior to that he suited up for the Dresden Monarchs (2016-2017) and Frankfurt Universe (2018) in the German Football League, he amassed 2,771 yards rushing and 30 touchdowns while catching 67 passes for 824 yards and another three touchdowns.
As a star high school running back at North Mesquite HS, Bergeron had an outstanding career, rushing for 2,724 yards and 30 touchdowns in his sophomore, junior and senior years.
The Enthroners new head coach Jaime Hill is happy about his new running back:
“Thanks to our excellent management team, we’re able to attract a talented running back out of the University of Texas, Joe Bergeron. Joe has had tremendous success throughout the European region, and we as an organization look forward to utilizing all of his gifted skill sets. Joe brings excellent size, speed and vision, along with bruising style of running. The Enthroners have a great history of being a physical run team, Joe will only add to our style of play.”
“I’m very glad the Enthroners asked me to join them. I’m starting my fifth season overseas and after skipping the 2020 season, I look forward to my first season in Fehérvár. My previous two teams made it to the final but we both failed close to our goal and had to settle for the silver. So I’m coming to Hungary with the intention of breaking two records here, scoring as many touchdowns as possible and then collecting the championship title.”
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