Vogler Prepares for Pro Football Overseas

By KBJR News 1

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Chase Vogler had grown accustomed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD), and Bulldogs football fans had grown accustomed to him. Now, both will live through change.

For Vogler, that means heading overseas later this week to join the Bielefeld Bulldogs in the German Football League. His first practice with the team will come April 29 and the Bulldogs' first game is scheduled for May 5.

Vogler left UMD as the winningest quarterback in school history, going (46-6) over his four years while helping the team to three Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) titles and the 2010 NCAA Division II championship.

He said Monday afternoon he wasn't exactly sure what to expect from his time in Germany, but he did know what he'd miss most about home.

"You're kind of just leaving everyone behind," Vogler said. "You leave behind your family for six months and all your good friends, but I'm excited to go over there to learn a new offense and play another year of football."

An all-NSIC second team selection in 2012, Vogler completed 169-of-264 passes during his senior season for 2,307 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Known just as much for his feet as his arm, Vogler also added 135 rushes for 962 yards and 17 scores during the 2012 season.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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