Germany’s Berlin Adler add QB Niko Fortino from Lewis & Clark

The Berlin Adler  have signed quarterback  Niko Andre Fortino following a season-ending injury to starter Paul Zimmermann.

The 6’2″, 200 lb native of Gilroy, California, spent the last two seasons as the starting quarterback for the Lewis & Clark Pioneers (NCAA Division III). He threw for a total of 3,029 yards and 20 touchdowns after transferring from Southern Arkansas University.

Adler head coach Eric Schramm is happy to have Fortino who is already familiar with the offense:

“Our offensive system is quite similar to what Fortino knows from the college level, so I think he’ll fit in well with us very quickly. We are already planning to use him against the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes this weekend.”

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Prior to Southern Arkansas University (Div II), Fortino played as a freshman for Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California in 2012-2013.

The Adler are currently sixth in the eight-team German Football League North division with a record of 1-3. They will face the first place Kiel Baltic Hurricanes this Saturday, June 17 in Kiel.

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John McKeon
John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.
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