Bandits Announce Four More Players
) Today Head Coach Richard Britt is pleased to announce four more players that have signed contracts to play for the Sioux City Bandits in 2007. Two of the four players were signed from the Tryout held last Sunday at the Long Lines Center. This makes ten players that have been signed that will compete for a roster spot at Training Camp that starts on March 9.
The four players are:
Ryan Mach (OL-6' 7" 287 lbs) Ryan comes to the Bandits from the University of South Dakota Coyotes having played extensively in the Offensive Line in 2004, 2005 & 2006. He was a part time starter with 3 starts in 2004, in 2005 played in 9 games and started all 13 games for the Yotes in 2006. He opened holes for All-American running back Stephan Logan for three years. In high school Mach was a lineman at Bishop Neumann in Wahoo NE. As a Senior he had six QB sacks, eleven TFL, three fumble recoveries and a TD scored, when he played on Offense and Defense. Coach Britt "Ryan had a good workout last Sunday and has played against some good teams in the NCC. He moves his feet well and has great size." Ryan is a native of Prague, NE.
Shawn Robinson (OL-6' 4" 320 lbs) Shawn comes to the Bandits after a stellar career at Morningside College. Robinson was named to the GPAC All-Conference 1st Team as a Junior & Senior after Honorable Mention as a Sophomore. He was also named to the AFCA NAIA All-American Team as a Senior. Coach Britt "Shawn is big kid who has played in successful program for Coach Ryan at Morningside. We expect him to add some extra toughness to the tackle position for us." Robinson played his high school football at Bettendorf IA.
Jordan Van Otterloo (DB-5' 11" 175 lbs) Van Otterloo was signed from the Tryout Camp. Jordan played his college football at Northwestern College in Orange City. He was named to the GPAC All-Conference 1st Team two times and was named to the NAIA All-American Team. Coach Britt "He came into Sunday's tryout camp and performed well. He deserved an opportunity to come back in March." He played his high school football in Le Mars at Le Mars Community. He is a native of Le Mars and still lives there.
Brent Rawls (QB-6' 5" 220 lbs) Rawls was one of the nations top ten QBs coming out of high school in Shreveport LA. In his senior season (2000) at Evangel Christian Academy he completed 222 of 384 for 3,549 yd's with 35 TD's and rushed for 577 yd's and 10 TD's. He was named the LA Gatorade Player of the Year and was named to the Parade All-American High School Team. Previously he had played WR and caught passes from Brock Berlin who went on to the Miami Hurricanes. As a Senior he was the top QB recruit for the Oklahoma Sooners. He did not play much at Oklahoma and transferred to Louisiana Tech in Ruston LA. His pro career has had one season with Coach Britt at Bossier City in Arena 2. Coach Britt "Watching Brent in Mini-Camp while in Bossier he displayed great accuracy, patience and the desire to learn the indoor game. Thru no fault of his own, not really given the opportunity to show his ability on the field I know what he can do. He is a great addition to the Bandits because he will bring leadership and stability to the QB position, which will keep us stable at the position. Brent Rawls is an athlete."
The Bandits also are pleased to announce our first of two Youth Football Camps. This camp is for all youth interested in football from 2nd graders up to seniors in high school. Bandit Players and Coaches will conduct the Camp. This one will be held at Four Season Health Club on Saturday February 17. Registration starts at 8:00 am with the Camp going from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. The Camp is open to the public and Four Seasons members, cost is $10.00 for players that don't belong to Four Seasons, free for members.
The Bandits start the season with three straight Home Games beginning on March 24 with the Omaha Beef and concluding with the Colorado Ice on April 13.
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