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Nall, Unertl Finish Among NFL Europe Leaders


Only one of them is headed to World Bowl XI, but with the NFL Europe regular season having come to a close over the weekend, Green Bay Packers quarterback Craig Nall and defensive back Jeremy Unertl can count themselves among the league's leaders.

Guiding a Scottish Claymores offense that topped NFLE with 4,169 total yards, Nall himself led the league in passing yards, with 2,050, and touchdowns, with 18. His 95.9 quarterback rating also was a league best.

Overall, Nall completed 58.5 percent of his passes (151 of 258) for an average gain of 7.95 yards. He threw seven interceptions, but had only one pick in the final four games of the season, over which time the Claymores were a perfect 4-0.

In Week 8 against the Amsterdam Admirals, Nall completed 22 of 31 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns to win NFLE offensive player of the week honors.

In Week 9, he had a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating against the Barcelona Dragons, completing 14 of 16 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns.

Scotland finished the season in a three-way tie for the best record in the league at 6-4, but trailed the Frankfurt Galaxy and Rhein Fire in both tiebreakers.

Heading to the World Bowl with Frankfurt is Unertl, who finished the regular season tied for the league lead with four interceptions.

Unertl, who was re-signed by the Packers in February, went to Europe hoping to play safety, but was switched to cornerback due to Frankfurt's injury situation.

Despite the new surroundings, Unertl made a pair of interceptions vs. Berlin in Week 3. He made two more interceptions over the final two weeks of the season to tie Galaxy teammate Rashidi Barnes for the NFLE lead.

Nall and Unertl were just two of the seven Packers allocated to NFL Europe this season. Also taking part in the NFL's developmental league were Bobby Jackson, Isaac Keys and Jermaine Petty with Scotland, Tim Morgan with Frankfurt and Travis Williams with Amsterdam.

Nall Week-by-Week In NFL Europe:

Week 1 - Scot. 62, Ber. 31 (W) 10-14, 192 yds., 1 TD, 0 Int.

Week 2 - Frank. 17, Scot. 13 (L) 18-34, 233 yds., 2 TD, 1 Int.

Week 3 - Rhein 35, Scot. 17 (L) 10-21, 140, 0 TD, 0 Int.*

Week 4 - Scot. 34, Barc. 17 (W) 17-30, 238 yds., 3 TD, 1 Int.

Week 5 - Barc. 17 Scot. 10 (L) 24-46, 256 yds., 1 TD, 2 Int.**

Week 6 - Frank. 33, Scot. 27 (L-OT) 13-24, 212 yds., 2 TD, 2Int.

Week 7 - Scot. 33, Rhein 0 (W) 10-21, 112 yds., 2 TD, 0 Int.

Week 8 - Scot. 31, Amst 20 (W) 22-31, 313 yds., 3 TD, ) Int.

Week 9 - Scot. 45, Barc 7 (W) 14-16, 207 yds., 2 TD, 0 Int.*

Week 10 - Scot 31, Amst 14 (W) 13-21, 147 yds., 2 TD, 1 Int.

Totals - 151-258, 2050 yds., 18 TD, 7 Int.

** - left game in fourth quarter with sprained right ankle.

** - held back by four dropped balls ... also spiked the ball five times to stop the clock vs. Barcelona.

* - perfect 158.3 QB rating vs. Barcelona.*

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