PREVIEW: GFL South – Munich Cowboys v. Stuttgart Scorpions

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Munich Cowboys

In 2014, the Munich Cowboys went 8-6 and finished 4th in Germany GFL South conference. The Cowboys’ season ended in when they fell to the eventual champions, the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions 68-29 in the GFL Playoff Quarterfinals.

Germany - Munich Cowboys logoFor 2015, the Cowboys are boosted by import WR Ryan Retzlaff. The 23-year-old comes from Southern Oregon University where in his senior year he had 105 receptions, 1,594 receiving yards and 12 touchdown. The SOU Raiders were the 2015 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) champions.

Munich head coach Denauld Brown on Retzlaff;

“Ryan has proven that he is a winner. He is a prolific receiver and fits nicely in our attack. He wants to be in Munich and we are very happy that he 2015 the Munich Cowboys supported.”

Due to various university obligations the Cowboys import QB Ward Udinski won’t arrive in Munich until mid-May. Udinski has led the offense of Juniata College (Division III) in Pennsylvania over the past four years.

Brown on Udinksi;

“We are thrilled that Ward will be our quarterback this year. I’ve known him for four years. I know that we are getting an outstanding player. He has a significant role in ensuring that the high school and college football programs in which he participated, were a success. He is a proven winner and the epitome of a positive football player.”

The Cowboys’ defense is bolstered by Safety Timothy Breaker, and LB Augustine Ume-Ezeoke, who played his 2014 season with Norway’s Kristianstad Predators.

Brown on Breaker, who played for the University of Delaware;

“Timothy will be the necessary safety our backfield. He is an experienced player, will give our players much of his knowledge.”

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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.