Serbia: Kragujevac Wild Boars sign All-Conference DE Mario McIntyre

The Kragujevac Wild Boars of Serbia have signed American defender Mario McIntyre for the upcoming season.

The versatile defender explained what made him choose the Wild Boars:

“I chose the Wild Boars because the team culture was something I wanted to be a part of. I am also extremely excited to visit and live in Serbia and bring a Serbian Nation Title to the Wild Boars.”

The 6’1″, 220-pound Easton, Pennsylvania native was a multi-sport athlete during his college days wrestling and playing football at Millersville University (NCAA DII). McIntyre then transferred to Stevenson University (NCAA DIII) in Maryland where he became a key part of the Mustangs defense. As a defensive end, he racked up 101 total tackles, 14.5 sacks, and 28 tackles for a loss during his 29-game career at Stevenson. McIntyre broke out his senior year in 2021 making 12.5 sacks and 60 tackles on his way to a first-team all-conference selection. He also served as the team-long snapper.

McIntyre makes it official signing with Kragujevac

McIntyre sat down with AFI to answer a few questions about joining the Serbian powerhouse Wild Boars.

What do you know about the level of play in Serbia?

“My knowledge is limited. However, from the film I have seen Serbia has great football and extreme potential to become a top American Football country in Europe.”

What do you know about the Wild Boars?

“Previous to my recruitment not much. I have done a lot of research since, and I’ve seen the great program that has been built. I am very impressed with their professionalism and how much success they have had as a team.”

What do you expect in the top league in Serbia?

“I expect a lot of competition between teams. I foresee this season being extremely exciting and I look forward to it!”

What do you think you bring to the Wild Boars?

“I believe I bring a strong defensive presence with the ability to rush the passer and create sacks. I also bring versatility and the ability to play on both sides of the ball. Lastly, I consider myself a leader on and off the field and I believe I will help to bring a championship to the city of Kragujevac”

Watch McIntyre’s highlights here:

Alex is a former professional American football player who is now studying in London. His goal writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and players and sharing different football