Hungerford named to Pan-European squad
Union, New Jersey (02/01/22) – Former cougar Darin Hungerford has been selected to the European American international football team, as announced recently.
Another year in the German Football League and another season of statistical dominance for Kiel Baltic Hurricanes defender Darin Hungerford.
While the list of impressive linebackers was long, the former NCAA D3 All-American’s speed and ability to lose blocks put him in a prime position to make side-to-side plays like few players could. The 6’0, 225-pound defender led the German Football League with 121 tackles in 10 games last season. Hungerford was the glue that held Kiel’s defense together by making an impressive 86 solo saves, nine tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and recovering two. His game did not go unnoticed by coaches and fans as Hungerford was named to the GFL All-Star Team.
Kiel head coach Timo Zorn on what Hungerford meant to his team: “Darin brought tremendous leadership on and off the pitch to a young global team. He was the undisputed leader of the pack and set the tone from the moment he entered the building. His production on the pitch reflects his his work ethic and the passion he has for the game is second to none.”
The previous season, Hungerford was also one of the best defenders in the GFL, making 155 total tackles on the season, leading the Kiel defense in saves and finishing fourth in the league.
Originally from Dumfries, Virginia, Hungerford came to Kiel after a distinguished career at Kean University (NCAA DIII). As a member of the Cougars, he was named a Division III All-American in 2017. Hungerford had an impressive 311 tackles and 21 sacks during his college career.