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Barnstormers Reach Agreement with WR Collin Taylor

November 7, 2011 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Iowa Barnstormers News Release

DES MOINES - The Iowa Barnstormers continued to add to their 2012 roster as Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced today that the team has agreed to terms with Wide Receiver Collin Taylor.

Taylor (6-1, 195) joins Iowa after spending the 2011 season with the Reading Express of the AIFA. While with the Express, Taylor developed into one of the league's top Wide Receivers, leading his team to the playoffs. He has some brief AFL experience having played in one game for Tulsa in 2009 where he recorded two receptions and one touchdown.

Prior to turning pro, Taylor played college football from 2005-09 at Indiana University. Taylor started out as a Wide Receiver but was converted to safety during his junior season. Overall, he appeared in 27 career games with the Hoosiers. Taylor made his biggest impact on special teams, being named the IU special team's player of the week 10 times. He was Indiana's nominee for the 2009 Rudy Award, honoring Division I football players who demonstrate the exemplary values of inspirational football legend Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger. Taylor caught 45 passes for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at Carmel High School en route to all-conference, all-county and honorable mention all-state accolades.

Taylor will be among a group of 35 players that report to the Barnstormers training camp this February to compete for a spot with the club. 2012 Iowa Barnstormers season tickets remain on sale for as low as $117.00 per seat. Call 515-633-2255 or visit for more information.

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