Sportschef Henning Bøge Hvidtfeldt udtaler:
” Det er en stor glæde, at kunne informere om, at vi har signet DL E.J. Parnell fra University of North Alabama.
Det må siges at være et mindre scoop, at få E.J. Parnell med ombord til, at forsvare det danske mesterskab i 2020 sæsonen. E.J. har de seneste to sæsoner spillet på absolut højeste plan i Europa.
Han spillede i 2018 i Tyskland for GFL 1 holdet Munich Cowboys og i 2019 i Østrig for AFL holdet AFC SonicWall Rangers Mödling. Han er i de to sæsoner samlet noteret for bl.a. 85 tacklinger, 17 TFL, 10 sacks, og 5 forced fumbles”
EJ er en rigtig eksplosiv spiller og vi glæder os til at se hvad han kan tilføre et i forvejen rigtig stærkt Razorbacks defense.
Der skal lyde en kæmpe tak for en stor indsats i rekrutteringen til HC Nicolajsen, Islam Abzorov og Kim Ewé”
Vi har talt med E.J. Parnell efter signingen og det er der kommet dette interview ud af:
Welcome to the Razorbacks family.
Q: Why did you choose to sign with the Triangle Razorbacks?
A: I chose the Razorbacks because my heart believed this was the place where I can come make a huge impact and help contribute to another Championship Run. I’m very thankful and blessed to have been selected by the club.
Q: What do you know about football in Denmark?
A: Football in Denmark to me is very similar to majority in the EU, I’ve had former teammates who’ve played in Denmark so I was able to watch and see the game play and style.
Q: What do you expect from your upcoming season with the Razorbacks?
A: Each season is different with new coaches,teammates & staff, so with that each year it’s an expectation to be better then the last and in this case another shot at the CHAMPIONSHIP!
Q: What can the fans expect to see from you on the field i 2020?
A: NEVER QUIT! Show up and Show Out, Make plays, be a team player and a Fan Favorite. Make sure every game I leave it all on the field knowing I helped my Team the best possible way to get the Victory!
Q: What has been your biggest experience in your football career so far?
A: Being a young man from South Central Los Angeles California and having the opportunity to travel the world from the game of football. I never thought as a kid I would gain and see so much just from a particular sport. I’m just thankful for the journey and what the future has in store. #GodSpeed
Q: Favorite college team?
A: USC “FIGHT ON TROJANS”
Q: Favorite college player:
A: Joe Burrow & Chase Young
Q: Favorite NFL team?
A: Las Vegas Raiders
Q: Favorite NFL player?
A: Aaron Donald, Bobby Wagner, Nick Bosa, Lamar Jackson always hard to pick favorites with so many Elite players.