The Racine Raiders aren’t taking any chances when it comes to the quarterback position.
With team MVP Craig McClelland in Texas playing for the St. Angelo Bandits of the five-team Lone Star Football League, the Raiders signed former Greenville College quarterback Dom Kegel for the 2013 season, the team announced on its website.
McClelland, who passed for 2,883 yards and 51 touchdowns for the Semi-Pro BCS Summer-Fall national champion Raiders last season, said he will be back in Wisconsin by early July and intends to play for the Raiders this season unless another opportunity arises.
Kegel was a National Christian College Athletic Association All-American at Greenville College in Greenville, Ill., and ranked in the top 25 in the NCAA in all-purpose yardage in 2007, a story on racineraiders.com said.
After college, Kegel played in Europe for the Basel Gladiators in Basel, Switzerland, leading the team to the Swiss Championship in 2009. According to racineraiders.com, Kegel worked out for several NFL and CFL teams in 2010, then played indoor football for the Omaha Beef in 2011. He returned to Europe in 2012 to play for the Seinajoki Crocodiles in the Finnish Maple League, leading the team to a 9-2 record and earning team MVP honors.