Munich Ravens sign walking highlight-reel Markell Castle
The Munich Ravens have signed wide receiver Markell Castle for the 2023 season. The third US-importfor the Munich franchise is a special one. Looking back, his last seasons in Europe, Castle had 42 touchdowns since coming over to Europe. The 1,79 m big and explosive pass catcher showed his strength previously for the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes and Cologne Crocodiles in the GFL in 2019 and 2021.
Route running and touchdown monster
For the Hurricanes, Castle had nine touchdowns and 686 yards in 47 catches. Castle was not a well-kept secret after that anymore. After a season without football due to COVID in Germany, Castle went on to play for the Crocodiles. 1.287 yards and 16 touchdowns in just eleven games ranked him fourth in receiving yards and was honored with an All-Star selection.
Beast in college football
Last year, the Newberry College prospect played for the Milano Seamen in the IFL, he even topped the numbers. In nine games with the Italian club, he caught 55 balls for 1205 yards and 20 touchdowns in nine games. Having 2484 yards and 26 touchdowns in the division II, Castle still holds the record for consecutive 100-yard games for Newberry (12) and was nominated three times for the First Team All-Conference.
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Sean Shelton, Director Sports Operations of the Munich Ravens, is excited about the new signing: "Markell is a live big play! He is capable of both stretching a defense vertically and gaining yards after the catch. He's another piece of the puzzle of an offense that will be a lot of fun for us and our fans this upcoming season."
And fun is underestimated. Together with European League of Football receivers Aaron Jackson (Berlin Thunder), Malik Stanley (Hamburg Sea Devils) or Jéan Constant (Milano Seamen), he is one of the best wide receivers to step on a European field in the last five years. Castle is a problem for all defenses.