MVP QB Casey Therriault returns to Germany to play for Hildesheim Invaders

The Hildesheim Invaders have signed one of the most successful quarterbacks in the past decade in Europe, Casey Therriault, to lead the team in 2019.

Therriault had announced his retirement just over a year ago, but Invaders head coach Matt Lever, flew to Florida and managed to talk him back out onto the field.

Over five seasons (2013-2017) , the 28 year old Therriault (Jackson State, NCAA Div. I, FCS) led the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions team to four German Bowl victories and one Eurobowl win. He was named Germany Bowl MVP three times and Eurobowl MVP once.

The native of Grand Rapids, Michigan threw for 14,408 yards passing and 168 touchdown passes during his five seasons while rushing for 1,686 yards and 27 touchdowns.

He suffered only one setback with the Lions after he and his team, the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions were edged 14-13 in German Bowl XXXIX by the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns.

In Therriault’s two seasons as a starter at Jackson State, the 6’3″, 205 lb quarterback threw for 7,227 yards and 58 touchdowns while rushing for 271 yards and another 19 touchdowns. He led the Tigers to 8-3 and 9-2 seasons in 2010 and 2011.

Since moving up to the German Football League in 2016, Hildesheim has amassed a 12-30 record with the best season being in 2016 when they were 5-9.

Asked the reason for returning to the field after having won everything in Europe Therriault replied:

“It just fit. I had great conversations with Matt LeFever and then it just felt right.”

Check out Casey Therriault’s highlights packages on Hudl.

 

 

 

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