Raiders Tirol sign former CFL and NFL offensive lineman Steven Nielsen
The Raiders Tirol have signed Danish offensive lineman Steven Nielsen to their roster for the 2023 season in the European League of Football! The American football player has played for the La Lumiere High School and then advanced to play for Eastern Michigan from 2016 to 2019.
After his career at the Division I level, Nielsen signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars to be part of their practice squad in 2020. He then played for the Edmonton Elks in the CFL and now returns to Europe where he will suit up for the Raiders in Austria!
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Head coach Kevin Herron stated that he is more than excited to welcome Nielsen back to Europe and to have him on his team, per the team’s press release. “I am very excited that Steven [Nielsen] decided to leave the CFL to play for Tirol,” Herron commented. “With his CFL and college experience, he will help us to keep our next quarterback healthy”.
"I am super excited"
Nielsen himself is also excited to join the Raiders in the European League of Football. “I am super excited to come back to Europe and play in the European League of Football. And it’s an honor to be able to do it with one of the best football organizations in Europe. I will do everything in my power to help the team bring the championship trophy back to Innsbruck.”