Thursday, February 26, 2009

FAMU's McGriff and Williams signed by IFL Sioux City Bandits

Former Rattlers DB Earnest Williams

Sioux City,IA -- The Sioux City Bandits of the Indoor Football League are pleased to announce the final signings for the 2009 season announced today by Head Coach Jarrod DeGeorgia.

Earnest Williams: 5'10 190 Defensive Back from Florida A&M (the brother of current Bandit player, Buddy Williams) had an outstanding career at FAMU. Williams selected to play in the American Heritage Bowl at Cal State Fullerton in January 2008. During his senior season he compiled 58 tackles, a fumble recovery, and 1 interception. He finished his career with 171 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 7 pass breakups, and three fumble recoveries. In 2007, Williams was selected to the All-MEAC Second Team.

Tyrone McGriff: 6'0 230lb Defensive Line from Florida A&M. DeGeorgia will likely move the 6-foot, 230-pound McGriff from the defensive line to linebacker considering his coverage skills and instincts. The Bandits' second-year head coach is looking forward to training camp, where he believes McGriff will push Ralph Scott. McGriff was a 2-time All-Conference 1st team selection, 2006 All-American, and Team MVP his senior season. In his sophomore year, he was 4th in the nation in forced fumbles, and 5th in fumble recoveries. In addition, during the 2006 season he was named the 2006 Sports Network #4 Defensive End in the nation and also named the Conference player of the week 4 times.

Efi Eyo: 6-1 195lb Quarterback. Eyo has experience in the indoor game, which Coach DeGeorgia is excited about. While at Division 3 Benedictine College, he was 77 for 130 for 1,706 yards and 15 touchdowns. Eyo has worked out at several pro-days for teams such as the Washington Redskins and AF2 Austin Wranglers. He also played for the Evansville Bluecats of the UIF in 2007. He played in 8 games for the Wichita Wild in 2008, including 6 starts. He's noted for having run a 4.42 40 yard dash at his Pro Day Workout.

Milton Moses: 6-6, 208lb Defensive Back from Concordia College - Chicago. Moses was an All-Conference track athlete at Concordia. Over his career at Concordia, he had 166 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 6 forced fumbles. His senior season (2007-2008) he was named to the 2nd team all conference and was named the Defensive Team MVP as well as the team's hardest hitter. Moses was ranked 7th in the nation in solo tackles.

Tayler Michels: 6-0, 220 Defensive Back from Minnesota Crookston College. His junior season at Minnesota he had 66 tackles and 3 interceptions. Michels' senior season included 56 tackles and 2 interceptions. In his last three seasons at Minnesota Crookston, he ended up 9th on the list of tackles for the college, and is 5th on the career interception list. He was nominated for Male Athlete of the Year at Crookston College in 2007 and 2008.

The Bandits start Training Camp on Feb. 27 and open the 2009 regular season on March 15th, at the Billings Outlaws. Home opener is scheduled for March 21st, with the Bloomington Xtreme at the Tyson Events Center.

Indoor Football League (IFL) Sioux City Bandits

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