Braunschweig New Yorker Lions Bring Back QB Casey Therriault

The Braunschweig New Yorker Lions have announced their quarterback for the 2017 season and for the first time since the 2013 season Casey Therriault will be behind center as the starter from the opening whistle.

For the past four seasons, the 27 year old Casey Therriault (Jackson State, NCAA Div. I, FCS) has been brought in in various situations for the Lions and yet ended up finishing the season as the starter,  leading the team to four German Bowl victories and one Eurobowl win. He has been named Germany Bowl MVP three times and Eurobowl MVP once.

Casey Therriault hoisting the 2016 German Bowl MVP trophy Photo: Fabian Uebe

The native of Grand Rapids, Michigan has thrown for over 10,200 yards in four seasons and 120 touchdowns while rushing for 1,500 yards and 26 touchdowns. 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.

According to the Lions, Therriault will arrive in Germany in the next two to three weeks to begin preparations for the German season which kicks off for the Lions in early May.

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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.