RIP Anders Hermodsson 1989-2022

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the sudden passing this past weekend of former Team Sweden quarterback Anders Hermodsson.

He will be sorely missed.

Dan Hawkins, head coach of UC Davis and former offensive coordinator for Sweden’s Carlstad Crusaders (2015):

I’ve coached a bunch of great ones and in his own way and time he was right up there with all of them. He had a special life force that elevated everyone around him – we loved him on and off the field – he made us all better.

The 33-year-old Stockholm native was one of the most decorated players from Sweden and had retired from football following the 2018 season when he won the fifth of his five Swedish titles, the last one with the Stockholm Mean Machines. He had spent the 2017 season with Stockholm as well after winning four straight Swedish titles- 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 with the Carlstad Crusaders.

Fredrik Pilbäck, head coach of the Stockholm Mean Machines:

“Finding the right words is really hard right now. We are truly saddened for the loss of Anders. Our thoughts are with his family.”

He spent the 2016 season playing in Italy with the Lazio Marines in 2016. Hermodsson initially played for Stockholm’s STU Northside Bulls. He played one season of college football at Ohio Northern University before returning to Sweden to play for the Carlstad Crusaders in 2012. In 2014, he led the Crusaders to an undefeated season and in 2015 won not only the Swedish title with Carlstad but also the IFAF Europe Champions League crown.

Billy BD Kennedy, General Manager of the Carlstad Crusaders and head coach of Team Sweden:

“I am extremely sad to hear of the untimely loss of such a fantastic young man. Anders was a tremendous player. Consummate leader and a great guy to be around. My thoughts go to his family in this difficult time.”

Fred Armstrong, offensive coordinator for the Stockholm Mean Machines in 2018:

Anders and I hit it off from the beginning in 2018 when we won a championship with the Stockholm Mean Machines. He was open to play a more pro style system which he was not used to but like every other athletic challenge he came out on top. Awesome young man who I loved coaching.”

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