Austin Wranglers sign Robinson, Dreisbach
AUSTIN, TX, October 24, 2005 - The Austin Wranglers have signed Sedrick Robinson, one of the Arena Football League's (AFL) top-rated wide receiver-defensive backs, and Scott Dreisbach, a veteran AFL quarterback who played with the Wranglers last season.
Five-year AFL veteran Sedrick Robinson joins the Austin Wranglers from the Columbus Destroyers where he finished his season with 56 receptions for 540 yards and nine touchdowns on offense, while returning 33 kickoffs for 683 yards and two touchdowns.
"We are excited about adding a player like Sedrick to the Wranglers," says Wranglers Head Coach Skip Foster. "Sedrick will strengthen us on offense, defense and special teams as an outstanding return man. His versatility as a player in the arena game allows us to do many things with the players we already have. "
Dreisbach's return to the Wranglers gives the team a very capable and compatible group of quarterbacks who will work hard to make the Wranglers successful, Foster says. Dreisbach joins starting quarterback John Fitzgerald and recently signed Chance Mock.
"Scott's proven arena experience is a tremendous asset on both game day and in providing offensive play direction," Foster says.
In 2004, Robinson (5'9", 185, Kentucky Wesleyan) had one of the most productive AFL seasons on record with 73 receptions for 1097 yards and 19 touchdowns. Robinson also rushed the ball 22 times for 68 yards and six touchdowns, then added three completions on four attempts for 63 yards and two touchdowns. On special teams, he returned 72 kicks (2nd in AFL) for 1,580 yards (2nd in AFL) and five touchdowns (T-1st in AFL). With his offensive and special teams production, Robinson ranked second in the AFL with 2,677 yards. Robinson was also named to the 2004 U.S. Army All-Ironman team. From 2002 to 2003, Robinson was a member of the New Jersey/Las Vegas Gladiators and in the two seasons finished with 110 receptions for 1,162 yards and 12 touchdowns. For his career on defense, Robinson has totaled 90 tackles, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles, six interceptions returning two for touchdowns. Robinson got his start in the AFL with the Houston Thunderbears in 2001 where he was named to the 2001 All-Ironman Team and All-Rookie Team.
Dreisbach (6'4", 215, Michigan) joined the Wranglers mid-season last year after playing with the Georgia Force and Dallas Desperados in 2004. In his Dallas debut, he completed 27 out of 38 passes (71%) for a team season-high 316 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. In the season finale against Tampa Bay, he threw for 277 yards, a career-high six touchdowns and one pick on 23-of-40 passing. In 2003, Dreisbach spent the season with the Los Angeles Avengers as Tony Graziani's backup. Dreisbach's NFL career includes time with the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions and NFL Europe.
The Arena Football League, often recognized as one of the nation's most affordable and fan-friendly sports leagues, begins its 20th season in 2006. Season tickets for the third season of the Austin Wranglers are available by calling (512) 339-3950 or go to www.austinwranglers.com.
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