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Rodney Gnat Returning to Barnstormers

November 7, 2012 - Arena Football League (AFL) Iowa Barnstormers

DES MOINES - A busy week of player signings continued for the Iowa Barnstormers on Tuesday night. Just 24 hours after completing a deal with QB J.J. Raterink, Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced that the AFL franchise has been assigned DL/LB Rodney Gnat on a one year contract for the 2013 season. Gnat becomes the seventh player assigned to the Barnstormers for 2013.

Gnat (6-3, 253) joined the Barnstormers last season as a rookie following 4 years at the University of Louisville. In 44 career games, he recorded 55 tackles and 11.5 sacks. Gnat had a breakout season as a senior in 2010, collecting 28 tackles and 8.5 sacks. He was named Big East player of the week following a 4.5 sack performance against Eastern Kentucky. A native of Jacksonville, Gnat was a three year starter and letter winner at Wolfson High School.

Last year with Iowa, Gnat appeared in 16 games, recording 17 tackles, including 7 for a loss and a team high 5 sacks. He was named a team captain by Hohensee immediately following training camp for his intensity on the field along with his outstanding leadership skills.

Season tickets for the 2013 Iowa Barnstormers season remain on sale now for as little as $99.00 per seat. Season tickets make a great gift for the football fan in your family. So, don't miss a minute of the action this season! To order your seats, or for more information, please call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255, or you can log onto www.theiowabarnstormers.com .

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