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|Date of birth: October 8, 1983|
AFL 2008 - 96 runs 527 yards 8 TDs
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Florian Grein (born October 8, 1983 in Innsbruck ) is a former Austrian American football player for the Swarco Raiders Tirol . He played in the running back position . In 2009, 2008 and 2011 he was voted the most valuable player of Eurobowl XXII and Eurobowl XXIII , and he also played in the national team of Austria.
Grein went through the Swarco Raiders' youth programs and played in the first team in Tyrol at an early age . Grein soon established himself as one of the most successful running backs in Austria. In 2000 and 2002 he played for the Austrian junior national team, which took third place. Grein was voted Most Valuable Player at the 2002 European Championship. In 2003 he was called up to Team Europe , a selection of the best European players, to take part in the Global Junior Championships in San Diegoto play against the USA, Canada, Mexico and Japan. He scored a touchdown against Japan. In 2004 he helped his team to win their first championship title in the history of the club. Due to his success, he was invited to various training camps of the NFL Europe . In one camp, however, Grein seriously injured his cruciate ligament. Later Grein was starting running back for the Innsbruck team and the Austrian national team. In 2006 the Raiders won their 2nd championship title with Grein. In 2008 and 2009, Grein was able to win the Eurobowl with the Raiderswin and was voted Most Valuable Player. In 2009 Grein was plagued by many minor injuries and lost the semi-finals of the Austrian league, but the team was able to defend the Eurobowl title against Flash de la Courneuve . 160 erlaufenen yards and 3 touchdowns Grein again MVP of the game was. Grein played most of the season with a torn cruciate ligament in his left leg. After the season he underwent an operation and was therefore not available for the Austrian national team at the European Championship in August 2009. In 2012 he ended his career as a player.
Furthermore, he works as a coach for the youth teams of the Raiders.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Austrian football player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 8, 1983|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Innsbruck|