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Bandits Announce Final Player Signings for 2009 and Special Events

February 25, 2009 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Sioux City Bandits News Release

Sioux City Bandits Press Release (Feb. 25, 2009) (February 25, 2009 Sioux City, IA) The Sioux City Bandits of the Indoor Football League are pleased to announce the final signings for the 2009 season announced today by Head Coach Jarrod DeGeorgia. Also today, the Bandits will announce a special event with West High School and Media Night.

Efi Eyo: 61 195lb Quarterback. Eyo has experience in the indoor game, which Coach DeGeorgia is excited about. While at Division 3 Benedictine College, he was 77 for 130 for 1,706 yards and 15 touchdowns. Eyo has worked out at several pro-days for teams such as the Washington Redskins and AF2 Austin Wranglers. He also played for the Evansville Bluecats of the UIF in 2007. He played in 8 games for the Wichita Wild in 2008, including 6 starts. He's noted for having run a 4.42 40 yard dash at his Pro Day Workout.

Milton Moses: 60 208lb Defensive Back from Concordia College. Moses was an All-Conference track athlete at Concordia. Over his career at Concordia, he had 166 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 6 forced fumbles. His senior season (2007-2008) he was named to the 2nd team all conference and was named the Defensive Team MVP as well as the team's hardest hitter. Moses was ranked 7th in the nation in solo tackles.

Tayler Michels: 66, 220 Defensive Back from Minnesota Crookston College. His junior season at Minnesota he had 66 tackles and 3 interceptions. Michels' senior season included 56 tackles and 2 interceptions. In his last three seasons at Minnesota Crookston, he ended up 9th on the list of tackles for the college, and is 5th on the career interception list. He was nominated for Male Athlete of the Year at Crookston College in 2007 and 2008.

Earnest Williams: 5'10 190 Defensive Back from Florida A&M. Williams selected to play in the American Heritage Bowl at Cal State Fullerton in January 2008. During his senior season he compiled 58 tackles, a fumble recovery, and 1 interception. He finished his career with 171 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 7 pass breakups, and three fumble recoveries. In 2007, Williams was selected to the All-MEAC Second Team.

Tyrone McGriff: 6'0 230lb Defensive Line from Florida A&M. McGriff was a 2-time All-Conference 1st team selection, 2006 All-American, and Team MVP his senior season. In his sophomore year, he was 4th in the nation in forced fumbles, and 5th in fumble recoveries. In addition, during the 2006 season he was named the 2006 Sports Network #4 Defensive End in the nation and also named the Conference player of the week 4 times.

The Bandits have scheduled a benefit basketball game that has the Sioux City Bandits playing against the West High Faculty. This game will benefit the West High Football team. The game will be on Monday, March 23 at 7pm at the West High School gym. Admission is $5 and there will be a dollar raffle for Bandits Gear. Concessions will be available.

A reminder that the Bandits have schedule Media Night for Monday, March 9th from 6-8pm at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena. Bandits players and coaches will be available for interviews and photos during the evening. We will also have food available from Distinctive Gourmet, caterer for the Events Center. We invite you to stop by and meet Coach DeGeorgia's 2009 Bandits.

The Bandits start Training Camp on Feb. 27 and open the 2009 regular season on March 15th, at the Billings Outlaws. Home opener is scheduled for March 21st, with the Bloomington Xtreme at the Tyson Events Center.

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