Germany’s Ingolstadt Dukes Sign All American WR Sheldon Augustine

The Ingolstadt Dukes are gearing up for their first season in the German Football League (GFL), Germany’s top division, by signing All-American wide receiver Sheldon Augustine for the 2017 season.

The 5’9″, 180 lb native of Oklahoma, finished his career at Langston University (NAIA) where he was a three-year All-American and four-year first team All-Conference receiver. He was named offensive MVP of the 2015 FCS Bowl and later signed by the Los Angeles Rams.

He is joining a Dukes team that finished the season with an undefeated 15-0 record and outscored opponents 606-175.

American Football International caught up with Sheldon as he prepares for his first trip out of the United States.

American Football International: How did you end up signing with the Ingolstadt Dukes?

Sheldon Augustine: I ended up getting in contact with offensive coordinator Coach Blakley on Europlayers and it was great from there.

AFI: How did you find out about football in Europe?

Augustine: Europe football is making a come up. It’s the talk of America now.

AFI: You had a great career at Langston. What are the highlights for you?

Augustine: My ultimate highlight at Langston is getting my college degree. Also being an All-American all three years.

AFI: Did you play any other sports?

Augustine: Yes, I played basketball also.

AFI: What do you think you bring to Ingolstadt?

Augustine: I feel like I bring energy and big plays.

AFI:  What are your expectations for the season?

Augustine: My expectations are winning the championship nothing less than that.

AFI: Is this your first trip outside of the United States? If so, how does that feel?

Augustine: Yes, this my first trip to Europe and I’m very excited about this opportunity.

Check out Sheldon Augustine’s highlights from his senior season in 2015.

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