Major signing: University of West England Bullets pick up ELF MVP Jadrian Clark

The University of West England Bullets (BUCS Premiership) have announced the enrolment in the school of quarterback Jadrian Clark (USA), who is coming off an incredible season with the Rhein Fire.

During his third season in the European League of Football, Clark racked up 64 touchdowns in 14 games on his way to winning MVP and the ELF Championship, completing a perfect season. His regular season performance put him first in almost all categories, passing for 3,586 yards and 53 scores on over 65% completions. A ridiculous 14.7% of Clark’s passes found the endzone, beating out second place by over 5% (min. five starts).

Clark joined the Fire partway through the 2022 season, replacing Matt Adam. In his five starts at quarterback, he threw for 2,118 yards and 23 touchdowns.

The 28-year-old 6’3″, 225 pound quarterback was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but raised in Lakeland, Florida. Just before joining the Fire in 2022. he played for the Lubeck Cougars in the GFL2, where he helped the team achieve a 4-2 record, throwing for 1,150 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In 2019, he led the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns to the German Bowl, throwing for 4,009 yards and a league-best 51 touchdowns. He spent the 2018 season with the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions, taking them to the GFL semifinals, throwing for 3,627 yards and 45 touchdowns. He first played in Germany the year before when he helped the Kirchdorf Wildcats win the GFL2 title, and then led them to promotion to the German Football League. He threw for 3,206 yards and 46 touchdowns in 12 regular season games with a 63.3% completion average.

In 2021, Clark led the Hamburg Sea Devils to the ELF Championship Game, where they narrowly lost 32-30 to the Frankfurt Galaxy. During that thrilling contest, Clark completed 25 of 39 passes for 351 yards and managed to score one touchdown. He also displayed his running skills by adding two more touchdowns on the ground. In the preceding year, Clark steered the Dacia Vienna Vikings to the Austrian title during a playoff series that was delayed and shortened due to the pandemic in 2020. In those three victorious matches (with scores of 31-19, 45-13, and 46-29), he threw for an impressive 932 yards and secured 13 touchdowns without any interceptions.

Clark’s collegiate career at Weber State, where he served as a three-year starter for the NCAA Division I FCS Weber State Wildcats, built his reputation as one of the university’s top quarterbacks. He concluded his tenure at Weber State ranked third in career total offense, accumulating 6,568 yards. Additionally, he secured the fourth position in career passing with a total of 5,810 yards. Over the course of his college career, Clark threw for 40 touchdowns and also racked up 758 yards and five more touchdowns with his legs. Notably, his 758 rushing yards represent the second-highest total by a Weber State quarterback. In 2016, he led the Wildcats into the FCS playoffs, showcasing his leadership and skill on the field.

Head coach Dan Maher spoke on the signing of Clark:

“We’re very excited to have Jadrian join the Bullets this academic year, the opportunity to study towards his MBA and travel to a fantastic city in the UK was attractive enough for him to join us. He is joining a very talented class of athletes and I can’t wait to see them on the field together in the Bullets Red and Black. We are the premier university in the UK for football and looking to add a 4th national championship to the collection, we livestream all our games so keep an eye out for the Bullets livestreams this season.”

The Bullets have announced a plethora of new signings, improving the roster of the back-to-back National Champions. Among these signings is University of Hawaii receiver Jason Matthew-Sharsh as well as former Dresden Monarchs star Isaiah Amaechi, who will be two key targets for the ELF All-Star passer. On top of the countless stars from overseas, there is no shortage of British talent on the Bullet’s offense, from Great Britain under-19 standout receiver Harry Buckland to Berlin Thunder lineman Lawrence Cornwall-Baptiste.

A current student at Bournemouth University as well as a quarterback with eight years of playing experience. Brad's goal is to be a part of the growth of the game around the world through journalism and media.