Jan 8th 13:00, by Dominik Krauss

Prague Lions sign former Division I QB Karé Lyles

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Jan 8th 13:00, by Dominik Krauss

Prague Lions sign former Division I QB Karé Lyles

The Prague Lions have found their quarterback of the future. Former Division I quarterback Karé Lyles will lead the Czech franchise into the 2024 ELF season.

Promising prospect

The 25-year-old grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he played quarterback for Saguaro High School. Lyles showed potential early on, leading Saguaro to back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior. Lyles ended his two-year varsity career with a completion rate of 70.5 percent, 6981 yards and 87 touchdowns with just 11 interceptions. 

Tumultuous college career

The three-star recruit decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and committed to Wisconsin, where his dad played quarterback and tight end from 1993-1996. Lyles missed spring practice due to injury and later redshirted for the 2016 season. After not playing in 2017, the quarterback returned to his hometown, where he played a season at Scottsdale Community College, leading the Fighting Artichokes to seven wins.  

Lyles made it back to Division I football the following year, playing for Southern Illinois, where he took over as the starter after three games. Another injury and the effects of the pandemic caused him to transfer yet another time, joining Deion Sanders at Jackson State University. Lyles was part of the Tigers’ team that made it to the Celebration Bowl and saw the field in four games. 

Return to football

After working for the NFL Network in 2022, the quarterback decided to return to action, joining the New yorker Lions in the GFL. Lyles threw for 1745 yards and 23 touchdowns, leading the Lions to the semi-final. 

Joining the Lions

Now, the talented quarterback is looking forward to his second season in Europe: 

“I’d like to thank Coach Dan Disch, David Zamorano, and the rest of the organization for giving me the opportunity to join the Prague Lions, the first American football team in the Czech Republic. I’m excited to head to Prague, meet my teammates, coaches and become a part of the Lion family!”

Can Lyles lead the franchise to success in 2024?

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