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Welcome to our new QB

By Jens Rørbye

On the heels of two wins in the Danish National League and another two wins in the Northern European Football League, the Towers have signed QB Randy Schroeder from the USA.

The Towers are very excited about our elite team this season. It’s a team that is undefeated through four games. It’s a team with a very talented roster.

Still, our coaches are constantly looking for ways to put our team in an even better position to win games. Particularly the international games in the NEFL. This has led to the signing of 23-year old quarterback Randall ‘Randy’ Schroeder.

Photo by Keith Houde

Randy is from North Carolina and has played college football at Truman State University and Ave Maria University. He is second all-time in passing yards and completions in Ave Maria University history.

Having just finished college, Randy naturally gave considerable thought to what would happen next: “Towards the end of my college career I started thinking about what was next. Playing overseas seemed like a great opportunity to continue playing, meet great people, and win games.”

During the scouting process, the Towers coaches noticed that Randy has an ability to consistently hit his targets in the middle of the field. This plays well into the Towers’ offensive strengths, especially the big tight ends and wide receivers. With an exceptional offensive line and an already prolific running game, the ability to fully open up the passing game was a priority for head coach Peter Herbild.

Randy is a very smart player, who will be able to make the right decision before and after the snap and deliver on all types of passes”, coach Herbild explains.

The decision to make a roster move at the QB position goes back to last fall. It had become apparent that, in order to win against the best European teams you need to put a lot of points on the board. “And that is possible only with both a strong passing and rushing attack”, coach Herbild adds.

When the Towers contacted Randy, the decision to accept the offer was not difficult: “The Towers have a great organization. They win a lot of games, have a great coaching staff, have great people in the organization, and have exceptional players. Additionally, they play in one of the best cities in the world.”

Randy will arrive in Copenhagen on May 15th and immediately get to work with the team. His first game will be against the Søllerød Gold Diggers on May 27th at their field.

TowerNation will get it’s first look at Randy at Towers Field against the Aarhus Tigers on June 16th.

Photo by David Ostroff

 

 

Dayton returns in 2018…!

As the winter darkness has Copenhagen engulfed in what seems like perpetual dreariness Tower Nation just received some exciting, purple news. Dayton Winn is returning for a second season with the defending champions.
The Towers are very excited that the reigning 2017 Danish National League MVP is returning to the Towers. He will once again play a very important part on the Towers’ offense. In 2017 Dayton averaged a TD every five times he touched the ball.
His versatility is already legendary in Denmark and in 2018 Towers fans can expect to see more of the same versatility. We expect Dayton to run the ball, catch passes and return kicks and punts.

Towers president, Jakob Munksgaard is understandably thrilled: ”This is great news for everyone in Tower Nation. Dayton had a fantastic season in 2017 and was an inspiration for everyone in the Towers organization. He is a great coach for our youth teams and I am sure our young players are delighted that he’s coming back”

 The Towers will be anxious to become back-to-back champions in the Danish National League, which is always a tough task. This year, however, will be even more difficult as the Towers will face international competition of very high quality.
Thus head coach Peter Herbild is confident that Dayton will help put us in a position to win in Denmark and in Europe: “Having Dayton Winn return for another season is a fantastic scoop for us. Dayton was the most explosive player in Denmark last year and he will be a key component for our offense and special teams on our journey towards winning the North European Football League and reclaiming the national title.”

Having Dayton back with us along with a largely intact squad and key players returning from injury puts us in the best possible position to win games against some of northern Europe’s power house clubs.

Towers will welcome American playmaker

[Photo: Cody Usher]

The Towers will add another layer to our offense, when we welcome running back Dayton Winn to the team. A standout at Hendrix College in Arkansas, Dayton will contribute at running back and kick returner.

Dayton has played his entire collegiate career at Hendrix College, starting all 40 games he played over the course of four seasons. His stats for those years border on mind numbing; 6231 total yards and 74 touchdowns on offense and 2066 kick and punt return yards with another 3 touchdowns.

His averages are equally, if not even more, impressive: For his career his averaged 6,0 yards pr. carry and an incredible 30,5 yards pr. catch. Dayton’s best year was 2015 with a whopping 1794 rushing yards in 11 games, but in terms of yards pr. carry, Dayton went out on a high note, notching 7,9 yards pr. carry in 2016. He was named a first team All-American twice.

Head coach Peter Herbild describes Dayton: “Dayton is a fast and talented player, who can contribute as a RB and WR. He will even play a key role on special teams as a returner. He has had outstanding production in college, so we are excited to see what he will bring to the team.”

Having never traveled outside the United States before, Dayton is looking forward to learning more about overseas culture and the game of football abroad. On his decision to join the Towers, Dayton said: “Head Coach, Peter Herbild, and Athletic Director, Anders Skovgren, have been a big part in my decision. They have helped me see all that I can experience by joining and playing for the Towers and that this will be an exciting journey. I am excited to work with these great men in the near future.”

As an assistant coach the 22-year old will also impart his football knowledge on the Towers’ youth players, primarily the U16 squad, but even the U19, U14 and U12 teams as well.

As is the case whenever a European team signs an import player, off-field persona is very critical to a player’s success. And in Dayton we feel that we have a guy who is about as good off the field as on it. Dayton describes himself: “As a person, I am a hard-working individual who pushes to be the best that I can be every day. I am a personable person when I meet someone new.”

Dayton will arrive in Copenhagen in the thick of spring in late May and will see his first action against the Copenhagen Tomahawks in Valby on June 4th. He will wear jersey #13.

We’re certainly looking forward to having Dayton with us. Make sure to come out and welcome Dayton in the true TowerNation way.

First interview with Quinn Bullard

Towers OL Quinn Bullard [Photo: Michael Quist]

Towers OL Quinn Bullard
[Photo: Michael Quist]

American offensive lineman Quinn Bullard arrived in Copenhagen just two weeks ago. He has already had several practices and even his first game. Towers Media interviewed Quinn after practice on Tuesday.

We talked about getting settled in in Copenhagen, the first game, practices, being recruited by former Tower and SMSU Mustang, Thomas Yarbrough. See the video on Youtube.

Video shot and edited by Michael Quist. Graphics by Jeppe Toustrup. Interview by Jens Rørbye.