Former King’s QB Zach Whitehead taking talents to Germany

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Former King’s quarterback Zach Whitehead signed on to play for Regensburg Phoenix, a professional football team in Germany, for the remainder of their season. - Bill Tarutis file photo | For Times Leader

Zach Whitehead’s football career isn’t stopping at King’s College.

An opportunity to continue his career opened up last week as the Regensburg Phoenix, a professional football team in Germany, lost their two quarterbacks to injury.

Whitehead left for Germany on Tuesday to join the Phoenix, who play in the six-team Bayernliga Nord, for the rest of the season. Regensburg is 3-0.

“I want to say thank you to King’s for allowing me to grow as a person and player, and continue my football career,” Whitehead said in a press release. “King’s has opened many doors both professionally and personally for me that I am forever grateful for. I am extremely excited, blessed and honored to be able to continue my football career.”

Whitehead leaves King’s as a two-time All-MAC honorable mention selection, both coming in his only two years as a starter, and holds the program record for completions (503), passing attempts (866), passing yards (6,003) and passing touchdowns (41). He also graduates with single-game school records for completions (40), passing attempts (63) and passing yards (423) and single-season records in passing attempts (404) and passing yards (2,832).

The Hockessin, Del., native also shares the King’s record of four touchdown passes in one game.

In his final season for the Monarchs, Whitehead completed 222 passes on 393 attempts for 2,766 yards and equaled his own school record of 19 touchdowns while throwing 16 interceptions. Proving to be a dual-threat quarterback once again, Whitehead rushed for 363 yards and 13 touchdowns on 178 carries, despite playing through a high ankle sprain the final three games of his career.

Regensburg’s next game is on Sunday, which Whitehead will suit up for. He expects to return to the United States in September.

Former King’s quarterback Zach Whitehead signed on to play for Regensburg Phoenix, a professional football team in Germany, for the remainder of their season.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_Kings-MiseriFB_4CMYK.jpgFormer King’s quarterback Zach Whitehead signed on to play for Regensburg Phoenix, a professional football team in Germany, for the remainder of their season. Bill Tarutis file photo | For Times Leader

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