The Football Careers of Our AAAthletes

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  • Ben Baierl

    2015 resulted in Ben beginning his football career with the Tollense Junior Sharks. He played basketball frequently before starting his football journey. He joined the Rostock Griffins Junior team in 2018. He relocates to the United States to play high school football in 2018–2020, continuing his football goals. After his 2020 season, he returns to Germany to play a season with his father and the Griffins GFL2 squad for the 2020–2021 season. Ben transitioned from the GFL to the ELF in 2022 and joined the Berlin Thunder, where he has found a place to call home in the European Football League.

  • Dylan Vanboxel

    Dylan started playing football in 2007 with the St. Phillip Falcons. He plays high school football for the Green Bay Preble Hornets five years later. Following his three-year break, he continues to play while finishing his third season as a professional.Fortunate to play in three separate countries in four years. Beginning in 2021, with the Rostock Griffins in Rostock, Germany. 2022 in Lübeck, Germany and Juarez, Mexico. Returning to his home country to play for a familiar team in Topeka, Kansas, where he went to college, and finished in Tucson, Arizona for the Sugar Skulls.

  • Malik Stanley

    Malik has had a pretty exciting start to his football career. As a young athlete, he competed for the Topeka Buccaneers, Topeka Crush, and Blue Valley Tigers between 2004 and 2011. He attended Shawnee Middle & High School from 2012 to 2015, playing football in middle and high school. After that, he starts his college career. Malik spends his first year at Coffeyville Community College. After being awarded a scholarship to The University of South Alabama he joins the team in 2017 and completes his undergraduate studies at Louisiana Tech University in 2019. Malik begins his professional career in 2021 with the Tucson Sugar Skulls, which leads to him having the chance to play internationally in 2022 with the Wroclaw Panthers. He's in the ELF for a second year now with the Hamburg Sea Devils for the 2023 season. 

  • Quan Neal

    From 2005 to 2010, Quan played little league football with the Cowboys/Raiders and Panthers/Bulldogs teams in his hometown of Cedartown, Georgia. After that, in 2011, he played middle school football for Cedartown Middle School. Quan advances to high school in 2013 and completes his education there in 2017. After receiving a football and academic scholarship to Point University in 2017, he went on to play for the Skyhawks from 2019 to 2022, advancing his football career. Prior to 2022 Quan is given the chance to play for the Spandau Bulldogs in Germany in 2023 after an outstanding senior season in 2022.

  • Willem Vancompernolle

    Willem began playing football in 2014 as a quarterback for the Izegem Tribes Youth Team, a position he held for four years. He signed his first professional deal in 2019 and would represent the Camioneros de Coslada in Spain. His career will advance in 2020 when he relocates to Stockholm to play for the Mean Machines. After that season, he switches to wide receiver in 2021 and enjoys a stellar campaign with the Lübeck Cougars. He takes his skills to Hungary to play for the Fehervar Enthroners after that outstanding season, where he goes on to win a championship and enjoy an unbeaten campaign. Securing him a spot on the Ravensburg Razorbacks, a GFL1 team in Germany.

  • Nigel Lawrence

    Nigel started his career playing for the Dolphins/Titans in Phenix City, Alabama, where he won several Peanut Bowl titles from 2001 through 2010. In middle school, he participated in sports with the Wacoochee Junior High Team, where he also won an area championship in 2012. Nigel builds a Hall of Fame career throughout high school, earning him numerous scholarship offers from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, he made the decision to enroll in The University of South Alabama, where he earned his undergraduate degree in four years. He signs his first professional deal in 2020, which places him in Rostock, Germany, where he plays with the Griffins for two seasons after finishing his college career. He went up a tier to a GFL1 team in the Düsseldorf Panthers last season in 2022. Nigel is currently playing for the New Yorker Lions in his fourth season as a professional in Braunschweig, Germany in 2023. 

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