Vienna Vikings sign quarterback Chris Helbig

The GFL All-Star will replace the retired Jackson Erdmann for the reigning champions.

November 26, 2022
Dominik Krauss
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Vienna Vikings sign quarterback Chris Helbig
Chris Helbig is the new quarterback of the Vienna Vikings. © Nicol Marschal

The Vienna Vikings found their new quarterback! GFL All-Star Chris Helbig, who led the Potsdam Royals to an undefeated regular season and a German Bowl appearance, will join the Austrian powerhouse.

Three-time team captain and GFL passing yards leader

After being a two-time All-State player in Colorado and winning Conference Player of the Year twice in high school, Helbig played for Butler Community College before transferring to Southern Utah. Thanks to a strong 2019 season with the Thunderbirds, Helbig was on the brink of transferring to Eastern Michigan, but the move failed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After ending his collegiate career with almost 6000 yards and over 50 touchdowns, the three-time team captain joined the Potsdam Royals.

Chris Helbig is coming of a stellar 2022 season in the GFL. In 12 regular season games, the Colorado native completed 231 passes for 3406 yards and 36 touchdowns while only throwing 5 interceptions, leading his team to the German Bowl.

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Helbig: "I am super excited to be a part of the Vienna franchise. Not only are they a winning organization on the field, but also off the field. I am looking forward to joining one of the most successful organizations in Europe with the hopes of bringing another successful season to Vienna."

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