The Giants today signed French wide receiver Anthony Dablé, who was a standout player for the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions of the German Football League.
Here are five things to know about the newest Giant:
2. With the help of Dablé, the Lions are coming off their third-straight German title and 10th overall. Braunschweig won German Bowl XXXVII this year by defeating the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, 41-31, at Berlin’s Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark. In addition to another championship in the Eurobowl with the Lions, he also led his native French national team to a fourth-place finish in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championships.
3. Dablé, 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, caught the attention of NFL scouts and had been invited to the NFL Regional Combine in Minnesota before signing with the Giants.
4. Dablé signed with France’s Aix en Provence Argonautes for the 2016 season and intended to continue his studies at the University of Provence until the opportunity to make an NFL roster arose.
5. Prior to joining the Lions, Dablé played for the Berlin Rebels in 2013 and the Grenoble Cenatures of the French league for three years before that.