Yesterday evening another member of The Spring League signed a contract to continue his professional football dreams. This time it was the kicker and punter of the Conquerors and the Generals Matt Mengel, who signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
BREAKING: Conquerors K/P Matt Mengel has signed with the @MTLAlouettes! @Nuker_46 booted two 50+ yard FGs at #TSL2020 and won the championship as a replacement for the Generals in Orlando. #TSLinCFL pic.twitter.com/mvnncHWGlb
— The Spring League 🏈 (@TheSpringLeague) February 8, 2021
This was a long time coming. Mengel made a statement in The Spring League. He would truly conqueror his own record. As a Conqueror, he would set a record in The Spring League with a 53-yard field goal, only to break it in the championship game with a 55-yard bomb as a member of the Generals.
— Moose Gibson (@midnightxmoose) December 16, 2020
Here is more proof that The Spring League is a good thing and Mengel is a prime example. He is someone who never gave up no matter how the cards were stacked against him. The champion always kept his head down and proved why he deserved to be at this stage. An interesting fact about Mengel; he never attempted a college field goal and now he can be a Swiss army knife since he has the ability to punt, kickoff and kick field goals.
— The Spring League 🏈 (@TheSpringLeague) April 1, 2018
Mengel has been an avid member of The Spring League for the past few seasons. There is even a film of him crushing a 70-yard field goal in practice back in 2018.
— The Spring League 🏈 (@TheSpringLeague) November 5, 2020
Under pressure is where Mengel strives, the 53-yard field goal, which was originally a record in The Spring League, was made against the Alphas as the half drew to a close during a tight ball game.
The Alouettes have to be happy about securing a player like Matt Mengel. An absolute beast, and adding to that, he is a great person on and off the field. The land up north has secured themselves a great specialist.
Moose Gibson is a Contributor for Unwrapped Sports Network. Follow him on on Twitter @midnightxmoose