Prague Black Panthers re-sign Austrian Football League’s leading running back, Herbert Gamboa

The leading rusher in the Austrian Football League in 2019, by a mile, Herbert Gamboa, has re-signed to play for the Prague Black Panthers.

This past season, Gamboa racked up 1,709 yards rushing to go along with 17 touchdowns to lead the league. In fact, he had almost double the yardage of the second-leading rusher. He had three +200 yard rushing days including 235 yards in the 34-31 wild card playoff win over the SonicWall Mödling Rangers.

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The 6′, 210 lb Gamboa, whose hometown is San Clemente, California, but is a native of Merida Yucatán, Mexico, spent a season playing linebacker for the Lazio Ducks in Italy’s Division 1 before signing with Prague in 2019. He was a four-year starter for the University of Montana Grizzlies and first-team All Big Sky conference in his senior year and a preseason USA College Football All-American. At San Clemente High School, Gamboa helped his team rise to a number 5 national ranking.


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