Born: Hamburg, Germany
2021: Years as a Lion: 1st Years in CFL: 1st Status: Global
Career Games: 0 Playoffs: 0 Grey Cup: 0
Niklas was selected in round 4 (36th overall) by the Lions in the 2021 Global Draft.
2018-2021: During the 2020 season, Niklas became Morningside College all-time sacks leader (23.5) when he surpassed Bob McCabe’s previous record at 23 sacks. The senior defensive lineman was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), who registered 15.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks for the Mustangs. Niklas was a three-time all-league selection in the GPAC.
Niklas studied general business at Morningside College and attended Aquinas High School.