Alabama Vipers Add Four More To Roster
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Alabama Vipers continue to get stronger as the 2010 Arena Football One season approaches.
The Vipers have been assigned four more players by AF1 and all have a wealth of experience in the NFL, Arena Football League and NFL Europe.
Wide receiver CJ Johnson, wide receiver/jack linebacker Jason Geathers, defensive back Travis Coleman and
defensive lineman Prentice Purnell are the team's latest additions.
Johnson (5-foot-10, 185 pounds) is a three-year AFL veteran and had 67 receptions for 989 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Columbus Destroyers in 2008 after stints in Nashville, Philadelphia and Chicago. He was a first-team All-OVC selection at Tennessee State and is the school's all-time leading receiver.
Geathers (6-4, 225) was a member of Miami's 2001 BSC national championship team and the three-year AFL vet had 37 catches for 365 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 22 tackles. He was named to the AFL's All-Ironman team in '07 and spent the '04 and '05 NFL seasons with the New York Giants.
Coleman (6-0, 185) collected 168 tackles, 16 pass breakups and six interceptions with a touchdown for the Kansas City Brigade from 2006-08. He played in seven games for the Chicago Bears in '02 starting on special teams in kick-off and punt-return coverage. The former Hampton standout played for the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europe in '03 before af2's Albany Conquest in '04 and '05.
Prentice (6-3, 320) had 17.5 tackles and one and a half sacks for Columbus in 2008 after spending the three previous seasons with the Georgia Force. He was an All-Gulf South Conference selection at West Georgia in '04.
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