Graphics: Igor Lazarevic
The Carlstad Crusader of Swedish Superserien have added American defensive back Davarus Shores.
For the traveling defender a chance to play for a challenger in Sweden was exciting:
“The goal is to win Swedish championship gold with Carlstad Crusaders and share with me the knowledge I have accumulated during my long career as a player in American football.”
The 6’2 ″, 190-pound defensive back has been playing abroad since 2017. Shore’s international career began in Germany suitable for Wiesbaden Phantoms in GFL2. After his season in Wiesbaden, Shores played for both Olsztyn Lakers of Poland and that Langenfeld Longhorns of Germany 2018. In 2019, the 29-year-old played indoor football in Mexico, help Mexico City Mexico win the league championship. Next year, Shores signed on Ingolstadt Dukes of German Football League just to get the covid-19 pandemic to cancel the season. The veteran passed last fall when he played for “Team USA” in the ELF All-Star game.
The Mesquite, Texas native came to Europe after a five-year collegiate career play for Southern Arkansas and Texas A&M Trade (NCAA D2). After a season in Arkansas, Beaches are transferred to nearby Texas A&M Commerce, there, as a member of Lions, Shores was a standout in special teams that served the conference’s special team players this week twice his senior season. He finished NCAA his career with 155 tackles, 12.5 tackles for one loss, three sacks and three blocked kicks.
The Crusader’s new addition joins one Carlstad the team eager to get back to the championship game after winning the title in 2020. Carlstad also recently announced that it will compete in the Scandanavian cup as a team from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark prepare to compete against each other in a much-anticipated international competition.
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