After nearly three years out of football, David Vega resurfaced in 2018 as the quarterback of the Bratislava Monarchs in the Austrian Football League. The former University of New Mexico and Goddard Rockets signal caller got into the league after a friend suggested he post his highlights and stats on a European football website.
“It’s kind of similar to getting on a bike,” said Vega. “You never forget what you love to do. It was great to get back in pads, get back in football. The hitting, it just brings some kind of excitement out of people. You know this games is a beautiful game and it was exciting to be back on the field man.”
Vega and the Monarchs went 1-9 in the teams first season in the 34 year league. Vega passed for over 22 hundred yards and 22 touchdowns. He put together enough video to possibly get another opportunity somewhere else.
“I impressed some people with the film I put on,” said Vega. “I just recently put some film on from the last season, hopefully I get some calls, man. I just want to keep playing football, see if I can take my talents to the next level be it CFL, NFL, some type of tryout. I mean, I am just trying to keep this dream alive.”