Sweden’s Top Quarterback – Anders Hermodsson – Re-signs With Carlstad

Hermodsson remains a Crusader

Sweden’s top quarterback, Anders Hermodsson, has re-signed with Swedish champion the Carlstad Crusaders for the 2015 season.

Hermodsson, 6’5″, 250 lbs, who is a homegrown Swedish talent in a world full of import (American/Canadian) quarterbacks, led the Swedish league in passing and and rushing for a quarterback, throwing for 3,038 yards and 41 touchdowns, while rushing for 596 yards and 17 touchdowns. He guided the offense to a record 58.8 points per game average and the team’s fifth straight Swedish title.

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Hermodsson’s size and mobility make him dangerous as a quarterback

Carlstad General Manager Robert Sundberg is more than  pleased:

 “Anders has been a huge part of our success over the past three years and with this we can continue planning on building our team for next season. We know there were teams down on the continent very interested in him. We were fortunate to get him back.”

Hermodsson is also a key to the Swedish national team and enjoyed an outstanding tournament during the European Championships in June of this year. He threw for  over 400 yards and five touchdowns despite getting hurt.

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Anders Hermodsson has been a key to the Swedish national team in recent years

Hermodsson had several teams in Europe calling but finally chose to remain in Carlstad:

“I decided to return to the Carlstad Crusaders for my fourth season with the team because the Crusaders are a great team and organization. They presented an excellent opportunity for me where I can continue my development as a quarterback. Another reason I re-signed with the Crusaders is that this year the World Championships will be played in Stockholm and I think it would be a shame to play in a different country during such an interesting year for Swedish football. The chance to finish my studies at the University of Karlstad also played a part in my decision.”

The Crusaders are the only Swedish team represented in the IFAF Europe Champions League in 2015 and according to Sundberg, the re-signing of Hermodsson was a major factor in their decision to participate in the 12 team tournament:

“With this, we can focus on putting together as strong a team as possible so we can aim for our sixth straight Swedish championship and also the Champions League title.

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.