QB Luke Zahradka returns to Italy’s Milano Seamen for 3rd season

The Milano Seamen have re-signed two-time championship winning quarterback Luke Zahradka for the 2019 Italian season.  Zahradka led Milano to the Italian title in 2018 and 2017 . He spent the 2016 season with the Prague Black Panthers in the Austrian Football League.

Zahradka, 26, (197 cm, 106 kg) hails from New York and attended Bentley University (NCAA Div. II). He has spent the past five seasons in Europe, first with the Kirchdorf Wildcats (Germany), and then a year in France with Amiens Spartiates.  In 2015, he led the Ancona Dolphins to a 9-0-1 regular season record.

 Zahradka was the second leading passer in Italy with his 2,385 and league-best 40 TDs. Inn 2017, he finished third after throwing for 2,154 yards and 23 TDs. . His Seamen had the leading offense in Italy with 431 points. In the championship win over the Bolzano Giants,  Zahradka was outstanding in completing 17 of 29 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown while adding two more himself on the ground.

Check out Zahradka’s highlights from 2018.

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