The Fehérvár Enthroners, who play in Hungary’s top league, the HFL, have signed Hawaii Warriors (NCAA FBS Div. I-A) running back Ryan Tuiasoa for the 2019 season.
The 5’11”, 210 lb Tuiasoa, (pronounced too-E-ah-so-ah), from Honolulu, Hawaii, ran for an average 6.5 yards a carry and five touchdowns in his senior year for the Warriors, and played on all special teams.
In 2018 he played for the UNC Crusaders (Finland 1st division) and led the league in rushing with 1,206 yards (7.8 yards per carry average) and 14 rushing touchdowns. He was the league leader in all purpose yards as well. He had 238 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions.
Tuiasoa is excited to be in Hungary playing football:
“I had a great experience playing my first European season in Finland last year, but I decided that I wanted to seek a new experience in a different league and country for 2019. Through a lot of negotiations and considerations with different teams, the Enthroners of Székesfehérvár impressed me. Speaking with the team management, Coach Ward, and a few of the players helped a lot to influence my decision. In the end, the conditions and especially the ambition surrounding the Enthroners program really stood out to me, and I decided I wanted to join in on the Enthroners’ rise!
The native of Kailua, O’ahu is looking forward to helping the Enthroners:
“As a player, I am passionate about the game and I like to be a leader by actions more than by speech. Football is a team game, and I believe that the team that is the closest together, most prepared, and wins the most usually has the best time playing. I aim at nothing less than helping our team to win a championship this season and having as much success and fun as possible.
“I’m looking forward to landing in Hungary soon and meeting all of the Enthroners’ team and fans. I’m also excited for the chance to continue the success of former RB Antonio Roane and I’m looking forward to the challenge in this next step of my European football career.”
Check out Ryan Tuiasoa highlights in FBS
Interested in playing American football overseas?
Register on Europlayers.com.
Europlayers is the largest online database of American football players, teams and coaches. It is a connector, bringing together and introducing athletes to overseas teams. On the site you can begin researching teams around the world. Once you create a profile, you become searchable by hundreds of American football clubs around the world.