Prague Lions shake up roster, sign tallest QB in college football history, Nate Cox

After an 0-4 start to the European League of Football season, the Prague Lions announced that they have made a change at quarterback, releasing Shazzon Mumphrey and signing Nate Cox.

For a quarterback, Cox is definitely unique.  The former Division I FBS signal caller stands at 6’9” and is an absolute giant in the pocket.  Not only is he easily the tallest quarterback to ever play in the ELF, but he is also taller than any quarterback who has ever played in college football or the NFL.  Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Cox started his college career at Louisiana Tech.  After transferring away and spending a year on a junior college team in California, he wound up at the University of Nevada.  He made his first career start with the Wolf Pack in the Quick Lane Bowl in 2021.  Cox was the team’s primary starter last fall in 2022, completing 53% of his passes for 1,466 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions.  He also added 264 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.  

Cox will be making his professional debut when he first takes the field for the LionsPrague was supposed to play against the Leipzig Kings this past Saturday, but the game was cancelled due to the Kings‘ financial issues, so Cox’s first game will be this Sunday as the Lions host the Berlin Thunder.  As such, he will have had a full week of practice with his new team.

Mumphrey had been with the Lions since 2021 and stayed with the team during their transition from the Czech league to the European League of Football this past offseason.  He put up big numbers in domestic play, but unfortunately was unable to maintain that production this season.  In four games this season, he completed less than 42% of his passes for 593 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions.  The Lions decided that a change was needed at the quarterback position in order to stop their losing skid and earn their first win in the ELF.

A current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carter played football in high school and has been a lifelong avid football fan.