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Knights of Degen linebacker Keith Wainwright (blue shirt) tackles former Indianapolis Colts running back Joshua Robinson Sr (30) of the Zappers in the Fan Controlled Football League. (Photograph supplied)
Knights of Degen linebacker Keith Wainwright (49) moves in to tackle former Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) of the Zappers. (Photograph supplied)
Knights of Degen linebacker Keith Wainwright (blue shirt) tackles former Indianapolis Colts running back Joshua Robinson Sr of the Zappers. (Photograph supplied)

Keith Wainwright Jr put in another solid shift during the third round of the Fan Controlled Football League.

The Bermudian linebacker made his presence felt on the pitch playing with both the Glacier Boyz and Knights of Degen in Atlanta, Georgia, at the weekend.

Wainwright completed four tackles and had a sack as he and his Glacier Boyz team-mates suffered a narrow 28-26 loss to Shoulda Been Stars. Despite coming out on the losing end, he was content with his display.

“I played an enormous part of our defence and ensuring that we played our part,” Wainwright told The Royal Gazette. “Our defence is known to be the best in the league.

“My main focus was showing scouts I can open field tackle against running backs and wide receivers, and I believe I succeeded.”

Wainwright then built on that momentum with three tackles to help guide the Knights of Degen to an equally close 36-34 triumph over a Zappers team boasting former Dallas Cowboys wide receivers Terrell Owens and Terrence Williams as well as Indianapolis Colts’ running back Joshua Robinson Sr.

“The Knights of Degen selected us to be on defence D-Block,” he added. “I was really excited because it was my first time playing against Terrell Owens and Terrence Williams in addition to All- American Kelly Bryant, the former Clemson Tigers quarterback and also my Alpha Phi Alpha brother.

“He Bryant was really poised and strong in the pocket, and we knew we had to slow him down to give us the momentum. I ended up with three tackles, two for losses.

“Overall, I was glad with my performance in open space tackling, and coaches are very happy because I am showing a lot of consistency.

“A lot of guys are getting injured, so to be able to play at a high level at 30 to me is impressive. I am definitely a fan favourite.”

League rules allow defensive players to play for any of the member teams throughout the entire season and offensive players the first three weeks until they are finally locked in a team.

Fan Controlled Football is a professional indoor football league created in 2017 as the first sports league controlled by fans.

All games are played at the Pullman Yards in Atlanta, Georgia, and broadcast on Twitch, NBCLX, DAZN, FuboTV and Peacock.

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Published May 06, 2022 at 7:40 am (Updated May 06, 2022 at 7:40 am)

Keith Wainwright Jr continues to impress in Fan Controlled Football League

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