Foto: Łukasz Skwiot
Just before the season started, Foot Bowl had the chance to talk briefly with Philéas Pasqualini. The French running back of the Panthers Wrocław turned out to be a real weapon last season. Not only can he run well, but he can be used as a reliable blocker as well as run routes and catch passes.
His career began in taekwondo. Pasqualini was even in the youth national squad of France. He later took up American football in his hometown of Cannes. After stints in Canada, he eventually landed with the Panthers, where he recorded 734 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns and four fumbles lost in 11 ELF games in 2021. He is now entering his second ELF season.
How were the first weeks back in Wroclaw (Preseason)?
„Very good, the preparation went smooth, the team and I quickly got used to the rhythm.“
What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team?
„It’s my second year in Wroclaw and I have to be a leader for everyone by showing it on the field, with my attitude and intensity, because I’m not the vocal type.“
How strong do you think your Week 1 opponent Leipzig Kings are?
„On paper they have one of the best front 7 of the league, so the team and I especially offense and our run game are ready for this kind of challenge. „
Favorite NFL player
„Christian McCaffrey. I try to be as versatile as possible, like he is. I did a lot of track and field in the offseason, for example, because that’s what he did in his offseason.“
- 2013–2014: Iron Mask de Cannes
- 2015: Cégep de Chicoutimi Cougars
- 2016–2017: McGill University Redbirds
- 2018-2019: Iron Mask de Cannes
- 2020: Black Panthers de Thonon
- since 2021: Panthers Wrocław
- World Games Champion with France (2017)
- ELF All-Star Team (2021)