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Alabama Vipers Add Four More To Roster

January 11, 2010 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Alabama Vipers News Release

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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