Phillip Juhlin Returns to Play Football in Sweden for Kristianstad

Sweden’s Kristianstad Predators, semifinalists in 2014, received a late Christmas gift as national team quarterback Philip Juhlin has decided to return to Sweden to play and has re-signed with the club.
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Juhlin was a key to the Sweden’s national team.

Juhlin had an outstanding season in 2014, his third in Sweden. The American Swedish quarterback – Read the feature on Juhlin from Maryville, Tennessee, in AFI from earlier this year – threw for 3,002 yards and 27 touchdowns. He completed 244 of 439 passes giving him a 55.6 percentage and he averaged 300.2 yards per game.


Juhlin helped Kristianstad to the playoffs in 2014

Head coach Jon Walker, who recently re-signed with the club himself, which may have been what sparked Juhlin’s decision, is naturally delighted:

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Jon Walker is a delighted head coach

“I am extremely happy that Phil decided to re-sign with the Predators for the 2015 season. He is an excellent quarterback, a great teammate, and fun to coach. He has improved every season and I don’t think 2015 will be an exception. The creativity he brings to the offense is invaluable. As long as Phil is our quarterback, the Predators are and will be a threat to any team.”

With information from the Swedish Football Network.

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.