Former Baylor walk-on football player Silas Nacita, whom the school declared permanently ineligible in March 2015, has signed a contract with the Marburg Mercenaries, a professional German football team.
“Signed a contract today with a professional football team in Germany,” Nacita wrote on Instagram. “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 able to. Now, because of football, I'll have that chance. Furthermore, and most importantly, I'll have the opportunity to answer Jesus' call to go into all the world and preach the gospel! Upon receiving my college degree, it's off to Marburg. I'm excited for this next step in my crazy journey!”
Nacita finished his collegiate career at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, an NAIA program, after being deemed ineligible for for receiving benefits including housing and food from family acquaintances.
Nacita enrolled at Baylor in 2014 without a place to live and with a financial aid package that covered tuition but not books. He carried 31 times for 191 yards and three touchdowns for Baylor in 2014.