Switzerland: Calanda Broncos sign DT Robert Kitching III

Swiss champions, the Calanda Broncos, have beefed up their defensive line with the signing of Robert Kitching III, (UMass,  NCAA Div. I, FBS).

The 6’1″, 300 lb, 24 year old Kitching, a native of Brooklyn, New York, spent the 2017 season with the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions, where he led a dominant front seven, helping the Lions reaching the German Bowl final. He amassed 33 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 5 sacks and three blocked kicks in 16 games that season. Playing for the University of Massachusetts Minutemen, he was a two-year starter in his four years at the school. In his final two seasons, he recorded 77 tackles.

He attended the Baltimore Ravens minicamp in 2016.

Following that he spent a year as an assistant coach at his former high school, Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn.

Calanda head coach Geoff Buffum:

“After a very long search, we are very pleased to introduce Robert Kitching as our new import defensive player. He has been very successful in the past and has proven his leadership qualities everywhere. Robert is an elite athlete playing at the highest level both in college football and in Europe’s top league in the German GFL. I expect him to be a dominant force on defense for the Broncos.”

Check out a couple of Robert Kitching highlights from Umass.

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