Finland’s Tytti Kuusinen is one of Europe’s top running backs. Switching from soccer, Kuusinen first took up American football with the Seinäjoki Crocodiles. After taking a job in metro Helsinki, she joined the Helsinki Wolverines.
With the Helsinki Wolverines, Kuusinen has won three consecutive Maple League Cups in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She was twice named the Most Valuable Player. She also has a silver medal from her time with the Seinäjoki Crocodiles (2013). On top of it all, Tytti holds all the Maple League’s individual records for running backs as of this publication date.
Kuusinen has also been part of the Finnish national team for five years. She holds gold medals from the 2015 and 2019 IFAF Women’s European Championships. In 2017, Kuusinen also played in the IFAF Women’s World Championships in Langley, Canada, where the Finnish national team took fifth place.
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