Sweden’s Tyresö Royal Crowns Sign Wyoming Quarterback Colby Kirkegaard

The Tyresö Royal Crowns have ended their hunt for a quarterback signing outstanding Wyoming starter Colby Kirkegaard.

Finding the right quarterback can be decisive for a team aiming to reach a championship and to having a chance to win it.

Far too many times we have watched teams with enormous potential fail simply because they did not have good play from that position.

“Recruiting a quarterback is always a key and is often the difference between a good and a bad season. As a staff, we have been extra careful in our hunt for the right man to lead the Royal Crowns offense in 2015. In Colby we feel that we have found the right man as a leader , player and teammate. He comes to us with a background at the highest college level and I look forward to seeing him perform against the other Super Series teams,” said Andreas Ehrenreich, Head Coach Tyresö Royal Crowns.

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Name: Colby Kirkegaard
Position: QB
Club: Tyresö Royal Crowns
Age: 23
Weight: 205 lbs
Height: 6’3″
From: Phoenix, Arizona
High School: Arcadia HS (Phoenix, Arizona)
Junior College: Phoenix Community College (1695 yds passing, 12 TDs)
College: Wyoming Cowboys, NCAA FBS (19 games, 2820 yds passing, 12 TD)

While with the Wyoming Cowboys (NCAA FBS), Colby played with former Arlanda Jets player Oscar Nevermann and Jets import Brandon Miller. Previous Jets import Nick Danielson who coached running backs and tight ends at Wyoming also had good words to say about him.

Brent Vigen, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach – Wyoming Cowboys:

“The main attributes that you are looking for (student of the game and leadership) are the areas Colby particularly excelled this past season.  He is a man of great character and it is very easy for his teammates to respond to him.”

Christofer Fredlund, Offensive Coordinator Tyresö Royal Crowns:

“Colby is an excellent passer with a very high football IQ. The fact that he has played against the top schools in the USA like Oregon and Michigan State speaks for itself.”

Thomas Carlstedt, wider eceivers coach/team recruiter, Tyresö Royal Crowns.

“Being able to sign a quarterback of Colby’s caliber is pretty exciting. He will fit right into our offense. And with his knowledge and experience he will be a huge asset. After all the converstions we have had with him throughout the recruiting process I am convinced we have a player who will fit right into our team.”

Kirkegaard arrives in early April and will play his first game in the red and white on May 9 when the Royal Crowns face newcomers to the top league the Västerås Roedeers.

Source: Swedish Football Network

Linus is the chief writer for the Swedish Football Network and has his own blog: www.lirresblog.com covering all things American football in Sweden.