Mike Wynn Jr has signed to play for the Munich Cowboys of the German Football League (GFL).
This off-season is going to be unlike any other. He will not be training for a college season anymore with the goal of winning the Conference title, he will be training to compete against the best of the best in Europe and be Germany’s victor. “I am looking forward to putting in the work and time to get myself stronger, faster, and ready for my big journey to travel to Germany and play football,” said Wynn Jr. The Munich Cowboys won a Championship back in 1993 and Wynn Jr hopes to help mold the Cowboys back into their winning form and claim another ring.
The German Football League is arguably the best American Football league in Europe, consisting of 16 teams around the country. Teams can only sign up to ten non European players, with only six being able to dress on game day and only two on the field at the same time. Due to the number restrictions, this is a huge honor for any American to receive a contract. “This is meant for me and I look forward to meeting new people who share the same passion, enjoying the other side of the world, and making my family and city proud,” Wynn Jr said.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Wynn Jr has been waiting his whole life for this moment. “To make being a professional football player my reality, after pushing myself so hard and failing many times trying to prove myself to teams that I have what it takes to play this game at the next level, really means a lot to me,” said Wynn Jr. Coming from a small school, he had to work hard getting his film to professional teams ever since the 2016 college season ended, and the Munich Cowboys answered his prayers.
Wynn played his college ball at Lakeland University, a Division III school in Plymouth, Wisconsin. As a 3 year starter for the Muskies, he finished his career in the record books as 6th all-time leader in career receptions with 146.