PFL: Silesia Rebels sign former Western Connecticut State QB David James

The Silesia Rebels of the Polish Football League have found their quarterback for the upcoming 2022 season in former All-Conference passer David James.

James explains why he chose to join the Rebels program:

“The reason why I joined the Rebels was the coaching staff and the high powered offense they have in store for the season. As well as the amazing talents that will be returning to the Rebels for the 2022 season with the same goal and mindset as mine, which is bringing a championship to Rebels organization as well as to the great city of Katowice.”

The 6’1″, 210-pound signal-caller was planned as the Swarco Raiders II quarterback for the 2020 season before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the season in Austria. Now in his second chance of playing internationally, the Samford, Connecticut native looks to translate his collegiate success to the fields of Poland. James was an All Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) player his senior year in 2019.

As a member of the Western Connecticut State Colonials (NCAA DIII), James threw for 4,851 yards, 43 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions during his career. The dual-threat passer added another 301 yards and four scores on the ground while leading his team to a 16-5 record as a starter. During his senior year, James threw for 25 touchdowns on a 58 % completion rate. He also earned conference player of the week for his 329 yard and five-touchdown performance against Bridgewater State.

James aims to lead the Rebels offense under the direction of new head coach Michal Kolek. Silesia has also added lineman Adam Podolak, receiver Mateusz Szurpicki, and former Syracuse Orange (NCAA D1) linebacker Tyrell Richards in an effort to get back in the playoffs in 2022.

Read more about James’s senior season here

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