Tirol Raiders sign offensive tackle Basil Weber

The former Maple League All-Star will wear silver and black in 2023.

December 27, 2022
Dominik Krauss
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Tirol Raiders sign offensive tackle Basil Weber
Basil Weber is one of the best right tackles in Europe. ©Nicole Janke

One of Europe’s best offensive tackles will play in Austria next season. Basil Weber is leaving the Frankfurt Galaxy to join the Tirol Raiders.

European veteran

Basil Weber has played in many European countries already. Weber started his career in his native country Switzerland, where he played for the Geneva Whoppers and Lausanne University Owls, before making his way to the French Thonon Black Panthers. One year later the Swiss played for the New Yorker Lions in the GFL, where he won the title and was named to the league’s All-Star team.

After not playing football during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Swisstackle joined the Kupio Steelers in the Finnish Maple League. In his only season with the Steelers, Weber once again won the league and was selected to the All-Star team. In 2022, the Swiss standout joined the Frankfurt Galaxy for his first season in the European League of Football.

Weber will further improve an already stacked offensive line including former Steven Nielsen, Jeffery Asare, and Gerd Mitterdorfer that should do agreat job protecting first-year Raiders quarterback Christian Strong.

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"I am honored to be a part of the Raiders"

Weber can’t wait to play for his new team:

“I am looking forward to the upcoming season with the Raiders and would like to thank Coach Herron and Coach Bauer for their trust. I am honored to be a part of the Raiders and cannot wait to take the field.”

Raiders head coach Kevin Herron is ecstatic about his new tackle :

“I am looking forward to seeing Basil wear the silver and black. He established himself as one of the best players at his position in Europe and it is great having him on our team. He will help us have one of the best offensive lines in the league once again."

Being one of the best right tackles in all of Europe, the Swiss standout will be a pass rushers nightmare in the upcoming European League of Football season.

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