LIVESTREAM: Düsseldorf Panther U19 Vs NFL Academy, April 15, 14:00 CET (2 PM, 8 AM ET)

In a highly anticipated re-matchup in Loughborough England, the NFL Academy will play host to the Düsseldorf Panther U19 team pitting one of northern Germany’s top youth programs against the UK’s top prep program.

These two teams played last year on April 9th in Düsseldorf as the NFL Academy won convincingly 53-8 in one of the first international match-ups for the NFL Academy.

The UK’s premiere youth football program features several players with D1 scholarship offers including 4-star offensive lineman Daniel Akinkunmi. At quarterback, Sam Fenton should take the majority of the snaps behind center as the 6’6″ pocket passer has shown off a big arm before and will look to command the NFL Academy offense against a well-coached and physical Panther defense.

The NFL Academy’s defense features 4-star recruit Emmanuel Okoye out of Nigeria. The former basketball player recently picked up a slew of scholarship offers including one from the reigning NCAA national champion Georgia Bulldogs. The 6’6 defensive end will be joined by speedy linebackers Isaak Ubaka and Jadiel Wahab, with safety Timi Oke in the back end.

Head coach Marvin Damm leads the 2022 U19 German National Champion Panther to England looking to avenge their lost last year. Offensive lineman Julius Frenken leads a offense along with receiver Greghor Braig hoping to get into the endzone early and often against a tough NFL Academy defense.  National team running back Michel Lars and quarterbacks Ben Berges, Varro Bennet, and David Shafir will head up the backfield for the recent Junior Bowl champions.

On defense, Lukas Dal-Ben, Benny Tayong, and Skupin are the engines of the Panther unit leading the linebacking core. Tayong is a physical backer who is also a part of the German National Team, as well as defense end Kelvin Schmidt. In the secondary, Philip Dolezal and Enrique Jentsch lead a experienced unit into battle.

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