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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