Munich Cowboys sign QB Justin Sottilare

The Munich Cowboys will be looking to improve on their 3-10-1 record in the German Football League with the signing of quarterback Justin Sottilare for the 2020 season.

Sottilare spent the 2019 season guiding the Straubing Spiders to a 9-3 record in the GFL2 including a seven-game winning streak to finish the season. He threw for 3,180 yards and 40 touchdowns making him the second-highest passing quarterback in the league.

The 29-year-old, 6’3″, 200 lb Sottilare from Columbia, Maryland, was a two-year starter at Wesley College (NCAA Div. III) before signing with the Franken Knights in the German Football League in 2014 where he threw for 4,857 yards and 52 touchdowns. He then spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons leading the Senaijoki Crocodiles in Finland to back-to-back appearances in Finland’s Maple Bowl, finishing the regular season on top of the league both years. He returned to the championship final in 2017 with the Wasa Royals. He led the Finnish league in passing in 2017 throwing for 3,188 yards and 34 touchdowns and was among the passing leaders for all three years in Finland. In 2018, Sottilare led the German Football League in average passing yards per game  (280.4) while playing for the Allgau Comets. 

Check out highlights from 2019 with Straubing Spiders

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.