BHS grad Nacita signs to play pro football in Germany

Silas Nacita, shown carrying the ball in a 2011 game against Liberty, signed a pro contract for a German team Friday after a topsy-turvy collegiate career.

Bakersfield High graduate Silas Nacita announced via social media Friday that he had signed to play professional football for the Marburg Mercenaries in Germany, the latest step in a career that has seen him go from homelessness to fan favorite to ineligibility.

Nacita said on his Facebook page, “Signed a contract today with a professional football team in Germany. When I said I'd go anywhere to play, I meant it. It's obviously not the NFL, but this is the opportunity that is in front of me. I have always wanted to travel the world, but because of football I haven't been

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