MAY 22, 2018
KING'S QB WHITEHEAD HEADING TO GERMANY TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL
WILKES-BARRE -- Former King's College quarterback Zach Whitehead (Hockessin, De./St. Marks) will take advantage of an unusual opportunity when he ventures to Germany today (Tuesday) to play professional football for the Regensburg Phoenix.
The past week has been a bit of a whirlwind for Whitehead, who graduated from King's on Sunday and was slated to leave for Germany at 4:30 PM today. Whitehead was approached with the opportunity just days before graduating form King's.
Regensburg is 3-0 thus far this season and lost both of the team's quarterbacks to injury. Whitehead was contacted and agreed to terms and will suit up for Regensburg until the end of the season. Whitehead will suit up for the team's next game on Sunday, May 27. Regensburg is coached by
Regensburg competes in the six-team Bayernliga Nord (Bavarian League North). He expects to return to the United States in September.
Whitehead set career school records of 503 completions in 866 attempts for 6,003 yards and 41 touchdowns. He also graduates with school records for pass completions in one game (40), pass attempts in one game (63) pass attempts in one season (404), passing yards in one game (423), and passing yards in one season (2,832). He also shares the King's record of four touchdown passes in one game. His passing yards per-game average of 283.2 yards in 2016 and 276.6 yards in 2017 are the top-two single-season totals in Monarch history.
Whitehead closed out his collegiate career on November 11 by earning King's most valuable player award after leading the Monarchs to a 40-26 win over city rival Wilkes in the annual Mayor's Cup Game. It was the second straight year Whitehead was named MVP of the Mayor's Cup Game.
"I want to say thank you to Kings for allowing me to grow as a person and player, and continue my football career," Whitehead stated. "Kings 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."