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Attack Open Season On The Road Sunday

March 26, 2015 - X-League (X-League) - St. Louis Attack News Release

St. Charles, MO - The St. Louis Attack kick off the 2015 season on the road when they visit MSI Field in the American Bank Center to tangle with the Corpus Christi Fury this Sunday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday's showdown is the start of a new season for both teams, and the Attack draw a tough opponent right out of the gate. Prior to joining the 2014. The Attack were undefeated in the 2014 regular season before falling to the Florida Marine Raiders in the 2014 X-Bowl. Saturday's contest should be an intense one as both teams start the season with their eyes on the X-League title and both having a legitimate chance to win it.

The Fury's defense will be led by star veteran linebacker Leo Harris who led the team in tackles and the 2014 UIFL player of the year and the MVP of the 2014 UIFL championship game DB Rueben Flowers. The Fury's highly electric offense will be again led by Offensive Coordinator John De Los Santos whose offense averaged a league high of over 60 points per game.

Among the notable returning players on the Attack squad are DeAndre Jackson, who earned the 2014 X-Dash Player of the Year and All X-League Wide Receiver honors; Mike McMullen, who was named 2014 X-League Offensive Player of the Year and All X-League Quarterback; Marcus Dickinson, who was 2014 X-League Co-Defensive Player of the Year and All Lineman; Steven Davis, a 2014 X-League Offensive Lineman; Charles Henry; Chris Cooper; and Jason Null.

Attack newcomers include Hazelwood East products Charles Henry and Anthony Jackson, former Francis Howell and Mizzou standout Zack Abron, and Jamaican native Xavier McKenzie, who played last season for the Florida Marine Raiders. Head Coach Chris McKinney, the 2014 X-League Head Coach of the Year is back after leading the club to the only undefeated record in the league last season.

Following Saturday's season opener in Texas, the Attack return to the Family Arena for the 2015 Home Opener next Saturday, April 4 at 7:35 p.m. when they host the Rio Grande Valley Sol. The home opener is sponsored by MERCY, and will include special appearances by St. Louis Rams legend Isaac Bruce and the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Bruce and Joiner-Kersee will present the game balls and be interviewed on the field at halftime.

With a Super Bowl trophy and three gold medals, respectively, Isaac Bruce and Jackie Joyner-Kersee represent the finest in athletic achievement. They also understand the hard work required to realize such success, and have committed as partners to help Mercy Sports Medicine serve athletes and active adults.

Bruce is an All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection, He amassed 15,208 receiving yards in his career (fourth all-time). He played the first 14 years with the Rams and won a Super Bowl ring with the team in Super Bowl XXXIV. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers. During his time with the Rams, he was the leading receiver of The Greatest Show on Turf.

Joyner-Kersee is ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon as well as in the women's long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century, just ahead of Babe Didrikson Zaharias. After retiring as a competitive athlete, Joyner-Kersee has been involved with many philanthropic efforts and has joined the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of the sport.

Mercy is the nation's fifth-largest Catholic health care provider, with 34 hospitals across four states. In the greater St. Louis area, Mercy has four hospitals and more than 12,000 co-workers. Mercy is proud to be the official medical provider of the St. Louis Attack.

The Attack are members of the X-League, with ten teams for 2015. The Attack will play four regular-season home games at the Family Arena. Season, group and individual game tickets are now on sale. For more information, call the Attack office at 636-477-6363. For the latest Attack news, visit the team's official website, [1], the Attack Facebook page, [2] or on Twitter, @stlouisattack.

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