The New York Giants formally introduced on Monday that working again Sandro Platzgummer, who spent the 2020 season on Big Blue’s observe squad as a part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, has been re-signed.
The Giants have signed working again Sandro Platzgummer, who spent final season with the workforce as a part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program.
The Giants have been considered one of 4 groups chosen to hold an extra abroad participant on their observe squad in 2020 as a part of this system. Platzgummer, 6-0 and 198 kilos, performed 5 seasons for Austria’s Swarco Raiders Tirol and gained two European championships with Austria’s U-19 nationwide workforce.
The 6-foot, 198-pound Platzgummer could also be a bit undersized, however he clocked a 4.50 40-yard sprint and posted a 39″ vertical, which was sufficient to impress Giants working backs coach Burton Burns.
“I admit I am really excited and I know it’s a huge challenge, but I’m not intimidated. There’s guys in the NFL my size. I get inspiration from Christian McCaffrey (5-foot-11, 205 pounds) who is no bigger than I am. I am looking forward to it,” Platzgummer informed American Football International final yr.
Platzgummer got here to the Giants by the use of Austria, the place he totaled slightly below 1,000 yards in 2019.
Participated in youth soccer leagues whereas rising up in Austria. Represented Austria on their U19 workforce and competed on the senior workforce within the 2018 European Championships. In 2019, Platzgummer performed working again for the Swarco Raiders Tirol of the Austrian Football League with almost 1000 complete yards and 15 complete touchdowns.
Platzgummer joins Saquon Barkley, Devontae Booker, Taquan Mizzell and Jordan Chunn because the working backs at the moment on New York’s roster.