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Bramlet Leads Hamburg to NFL Europa Title

Redskins-allocated quarterback Casey Bramlet guided Hamburg to its first-ever NFL Europa World Bowl championship on Saturday, as the Sea Devils defeated the Frankfurt Galaxy by a score of 37-28

Bramlet earned MVP honors for his performance. He completed 20-of-27 passes for 347 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. His QB rating was a remarkable 155.5.

The Sea Devils jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in the first quarter of the World Bowl. Bramlet threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Justin Jenkins on Hamburg's opening drive.

Later in the first quarter, Bramlet connected with wide receiver Marcus Maxwell on a 35-yard scoring strike.

In the third quarter, Bramlet threw a deep pass to wide receiver Josh Davis for a 51-yard touchdown.

With Hamburg holding on to a slim 30-28 lead in the fourth quarter, Bramlet threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Maxwell to finish off the scoring.

Bramlet, who spent the 2006 preseason with the Redskins, had a strong season in NFL Europa.

In Week 9, he guided Hamburg to a 36-31 comeback victory over Frankfurt, completing 21-of-33 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns. He threw a 50-yard TD pass to Maxwell with 48 seconds left in the game to help give Hamburg the win.

For the season, Bramlet completed 151-of-254 passes for 2,019 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. He threw at least one touchdown pass in 10 of 11 games.

Bramlet's performance in NFL Europa was noted by Redskins team officials.

"Every report I get is that he is doing great," Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said. "Casey is somebody that we like and he has certainly made the best of his opportunities over there."

In Week 4, Bramlet was named NFL Europa's Offensive Player of the Week after he completed 18-of-27 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-9 win over Rhein.

In Week 6, Bramlet outdueled his brother Corey to lead Hamburg to a 24-17 win over Amsterdam. Casey Bramlet was 12-of-23 for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the Sea Devils' win. Casey is two years older than Corey; both played their college ball at Wyoming.

It was the first time that the Bramlets had played against each other in a game. Casey was on the Redskins' roster and Corey was with the New England Patriots during a 2006 Redskins-Patriots preseason game, but neither Bramlet played in the game.

How did other Redskins-allocated players fare in NFL Europa?

Cologne offensive lineman Kili Lefotu started all season at right guard. Lefotu was part of an offense that led the NFL Europa in overall rushing yards with 1,210 yards.

Lefotu originally joined Washington as a 2006 seventh-round draft pick.

Berlin had two Redskins-allocated players on the roster: defensive lineman Bryant Shaw and wide receiver Ryan Hoag.

Shaw started seven games at defensive tackle for the Thunder. For the season, he recorded nine tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery and two passes defended.

Hoag made four starts for Berlin. He spent most of the spring on the sidelines with an ankle injury. He suffered the injury in the first game and didn't return to action until Week 8.

In Berlin's Week 10 game against Amsterdam, Hoag led the Thunder with four catches for 86 yards, including a 52-yard reception on the last play of the game. For the season, he caught seven passes for 111 yards.

Rhein wide receiver Cedric Bonner played in three NFL Europa games this spring, with two starts, and caught eight passes for 48 yards, with a long of 13 yards.

Bonner missed the last six games of the season after suffering a hand injury.

Shaw, Hoag and Bonner signed with the Redskins in January.

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