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Bandits Announce Second Player Signings

December 19, 2009 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Sioux City Bandits News Release

(Sioux City, IA-December 18, 2009) Today, Sioux City Bandits Head Coach Tommie Williams has announced his second group of players for the 2010 Indoor Football League season. The group includes a number of indoor football veterans that will be new to Sioux City football fans.

Jake Bauer (5'10 195 K) Jake played his college football for Pittsburgh State in Kansas. He played the 2008 season with the Lubbock Renegades in AF2. Jake was also in the Pittsburgh Steelers camp in 2009, but was released prior to the season.

Reggie Bradshaw (6'0 215 RB) Bradshaw spent two seasons with Louisville before transferring to the 13-0 Montana Grizzlies.He played for Montana in 2006 and 2007 where he had 137 carries for 572 yards and 10 TD's. He was drafted in 2008 by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Lorenzo Hood (6'2 255 LB) Lorenzo played college football at the College of Dupage in Illinois. Lorenzo was a two-time all conference LB while at the College of dupage, he then signed in 2008 with the AF2 Peoria Pirates.

Marquiz Price (6'3 240 SS) Price played in the IFL for the El Paso Generals in 2009.While with El Paso Marquiz played in 7 games, he also was used on Offensive where he scored 2 touchdowns

Jordan Piccou (6'3 300lb OL) Sioux City Bandits / Nebraska returns to the Sioux City Bandits after an All-IFL first team season. Jordan will anchor an upgraded Offensive Line which is the foundation of a team looking to improve on the 2009 season. "Having Jordan back with Sioux City solidifies our efforts to bring in the best players who want to compete and win, this is a outstanding signing".

Vaughn Lesuma (6'4 315 OL) Washington State Transferred to WSU in January, 2007..earned a varsity letter after starting each of the Cougars' 12 games at left tackle...earned the team's weekly Offensive Line Award following performance against Stanford... member of an offensive line that helped team finish second in the conference and 28th in the country in total offense (435.25 yards per game)...helped WSU passing attack lead the Pac-10 and finish eighth in the nation at 319.58 passing yards per game...WSU finished third in the conference in sacks allowed (1.83 per game). As a senior in 2008 Vaughn earned a varsity letter after appearing in 11 of WSU's 13 games...started 10 games at left tackle, and also playing left guard.

Shane Hudnall (6'1 210 K) Shane played at TCU where he played WR and handled Kickoff duties. Shane will compete at kicker, but has the ability to also play WR.

Jaa Valentine (6'2 200 DB) Valentine graduated from Virginia State who runs a 4.3 40yd and 10.2 100 meters. Played in the NAFL with the Chesapeake Tide and Sarasota Knights and was voted the 2008 Defensive back of the year. In 2009 he signed with the Rock River Raptors of the CIFL where he averaged 4.5 tackles a gm. He also had private workouts with the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints.

Jason Nedd (5'10 200 DB) Nedd played college football with the Akron Zips. He was a three-year letterman, playing in all 12 games with the Zips in 2006 with seven starts at strong safety. Nedd ranked 10th on the team in tackles with 41. Highlights from his senior season, include an 11-tackle performance at Cincinnati and a recording 10 tackles versus Ohio. The Cincinnati game was Nedd's first career start and he added a fumble recovery, also a career first. From 2007 to 2008 Nedd played in the CFL with Hamilton Tiger Cats and Edmonton Eskimos.

Cliff Edwards (6'1 215 RB) Cliff played at Texas A & M University - Commerce and had back to back 1,000 yard seasons and back to back Lone Star Conference MVP awards. He is 7th in school history in rushing and set yards per carry record at 10.4 in one game. Cliff played in 2008 with Wichita Wild and was 5th inthe league in rushingin the UIF and 3rd on the team in total yards.

David Hines (6'2" 230 LB) Played college football at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2003-2006 and played Linebacker. In the fall of 2008 started every game at Linebacker or Strong Safety for the Georgia Mustangs of the NAFL. In the spring of 2009 he played Linebacker and Safety for the Rock River Raptors of the CIFL.

Deon Whiteside (6'2 200 WR) Deon played college football at Southwest Baptist where he played in 11 games with 46 receptions 679 yards and 7 TD's.He had private workouts with San Jose Saber Cats and he was in camp with Sioux Falls and the Billings Outlaws.

Anton Cullom (5'9 190 DB) Played with Central Missouri University in 2006. Anton was 1st team All Conference, All-American, Defensive Player of the year, Defensive Back of the year with 10 INTS 3 TD's, 3 Force Fumbles, 46 tackles and 11 Breakups. He was also honored as 2nd team All-American Grid wire. He transferred to Central Missouri where he led the team in special teams in tackles and productivity points also had 4 pass breaks ups.

Matthew Rahn (6'4, 310 OL) Played at Hastings College (Hastings, NE) started his playing career with College of Dupage then transferred to Hastings College. His professional career began in 2007 when he signed with the Chicago Slaughter of the CIFL, playing on defense he had 3 sacks in one game.

Sam Weaver (6'3 300 OL) Weaver played at Anderson College in Indiana. Sam was a 4 year starter and All conference every year he played at Anderson College. He totaled 42 games played and was a 3 year captain.

Donald Fennell Jr (6'1 190 DB) Fennell played at Iowa Central College in Fort Dodge. Donald helped Iowa Central win the Mid-West Football Conferences, a bowl game and they went 9-2 on the year. Fennell had 56 tkls, 2 int's and 4 breakups with that he was name to the All-regional. At Harper Community College Donald help them win the Juco national college football championship in 08 where then had 58 tlks 1 int's 2 tklsfl and 3 breakups

Chris Hurd (6'0 201 DB) Hurd played at Ottawa University and began his collegiate career in 2004 after a medical redshirt in 2006, went on to start 23 consecutive games. In 2007 he had 63 tackles, 10 Pbu, 5 Ints and was named KCAC All-Conference Corner. Chris followed that in 2008 with KCAC All-Conference Free Safety honors and played in the 2008 VSN NAIA Senior Classic Game

Sioux City will open their 10th season of indoor football on the road at the Colorado Ice on February 27. The Bandits will play 7 home games and 7 road games in the IFL United Conference West Division. Division opponents will be the Sioux Falls Storm, Omaha Beef, Colorado Ice and the Wichita Wild.

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