The Towers are very excited to have added a vital component to our offense for the 2016 season. Quinn Bullard, 22 years old and a Southwest Minnesota State University alumnus, will join the Towers in early May.
Bullard will add size and strength to the Towers offensive line with his 198 cm and 145 kg. Head coach Peter Herbild has high expectations for his new import player: “We expect Quinn to contribute both as a good player, but also as a leader, who can show grit and commitment.”
On the practice field, Bullard will help develop the Towers’ offensive linemen of the future. He is a certified coach and will be heavily involved with coaching offensive linemen on all Towers youth teams. Furthermore, Bullard will help improve the skills of the senior team linemen.
Bullard himself is looking forward to the coaching opportunities: “I am very excited about the coaching opportunity! Coaching is something I have always wanted to involve myself with. It’ll be a great opportunity to be able to coach within this organization. I hope to share my knowledge, and gain some as well.”
Football has been a part of Bullard’s life since he was nine years old, but since his high school days he has even been a competitive wrestler. He is still involved in the SMSU wrestling team.
In a new approach to recruiting, coach Herbild turned to former Towers-import player Thomas Yarbrough. Coach Herbild described to Yarbrough, what the team was looking for this season and Yarbrough went scouting. Being recruited took Bullard somewhat by surprise: “I was a bit caught off guard. I was expecting to be done with playing football, and wasn’t really expecting to be able to extend my football career. I am very excited to get started, and back to work!”
Over the course of a few Skype interviews Herbild and Bullard very quickly realized that this was a very good match. Bullard will now complete his academic obligations at SMSU, before boarding a plane for Copenhagen. This means that the Towers will open the season against the Herlev Rebels and Horsens Stallions without the services of Bullard. Bullard will suit up for his first Towers game, when the club faces the Rebels again on May 16th.
Photo provided by Southwest Minnesota State University assistant head coach Mike Aldrich and shows Bullard signing his Copenhagen Towers contract at the SMSU facilities.