Four Players Invited to NFL Rookie MinicampsMay 11, 2012 - Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) Florida Tarpons
This marks the first time in UIFL history that a player has participated in a NFL camp after a stint in the UIFL. All four players were members of the Florida Tarpons at the time of the call up to the National Football League.
Defensive back E.J. Whitley (New York Giants) was a recent acquisition of the Tarpons, playing in two games with four tackles and two interceptions. Receiver Dwayne Frampton is also headed to the Big Apple, as he was invited by the New York Jets. Frampton played in one game, at defensive back, for the Tarpons.
Originally a member of the Lakeland Raiders, Josh Long was traded back to his hometown Tarpons - where he played in two games. Long, who is headed to the San Diego Chargers, had nine tackles and 3.5 sacks in his three UIFL games.
Finally, defensive back Willie Williams is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles. Williams was on the Tarpons' 23-man roster last week, but wasn't activated.
The Florida Tarpons are one of two unbeaten teams remaining in the UIFL, and has already clinched a playoff berth. The Tarpons return home to Germain Arena on Monday May 21st to take on the Rome Rampage. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.
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