ELF: Madrid Bravos sign former Wroclaw QB Steven Duncan

The Madrid Bravos were quick to replace injured quarterback Chris Helbig as they announced the signing of former Wroclaw Panther quarterback Steven Duncan to replace him.

Helbig suffered a season-ending knee injury late in the first half in the Bravos win over the Rhein Fire and did not return to the game.

Duncan was released by the Wroclaw Panthers after three games during which time he had become the second leading passer in the league in terms of yardage completing 57 of 96 passes for 681 yards and seven touchdowns. He did however toss four interceptions.

The 6’6″, 245 pound NCAA D1 passer had arrived in Wroclaw after being the best statistical quarterback in the German Football League last season. Playing for the Dresden Monarchs of the German Football League he helped guide them to the semifinals with a record of 10-2. Duncan topped the league in yardage and touchdown passes throwing for a staggering 4,703 yards and 58 touchdowns. He threw for 335 yards a game and boasted a 68% completion percentage, throwing only eight interceptions in 14 games.

Duncan’s best game came last year on July 1 as he shattered a GFL record throwing for nine touchdowns, going 32of 36 and throwing for 378 yards in a 62-32 win over the Saarland Hurricanes.

Before coming to Europe in 2023, Duncan spent his last two college seasons with the Tarleton State Texans (NCAA DI FCS) where he threw for 4,047 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in 18 games. During his junior season in 2021, the Charleston, South Carolina native threw for 2,505 and 19 touchdowns, including a 403-yard and four-touchdown performance against powerhouse Sam Houston State.

Duncan began his NCAA career at NCAA DI FBS program Western Kentucky, where he started eight games and threw for 1,863 yards and 14 touchdowns, before transferring to Tarleton State. 

After his junior season at Tarleton State, Duncan transferred once again, this time to University of Incarnate Word where he spent the 2022 season backing up NFL Draft Prospect Lindsey Scott on a Cardinals team that reached the FCS Semi-finals. Duncan made five appearances during the season, going 19-34 for 346 yards and one touchdown, while adding another two scores on the ground.

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