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Cobras Bring Back All-NAL Lineman Tavin Fitzgerald

January 12, 2024 - National Arena League (NAL)
Carolina Cobras News Release


GREENSBORO, NC - The Carolina Cobras announce the signing of offensive lineman Tavin Fitzgerald for his second season of arena football following his first season with the 2023 Carolina Cobras where he earned All-NAL Ironman Lineman honors as a rookie.

Tavin Fitzgerald (6'4, 320) spent time on the offensive and defensive line for the Carolina Cobras. During his roaring rookie season he played in all 14 games where he landed 12.5 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one blocked pass, and three fumble recoveries including two he returned for a touchdown. Fitzgerald's 300-pound frame makes him the largest playmaker on the Cobras roster who also recorded two receptions last season. Serving as an anchor on the offensive line he helped drive the #1 NAL offense with most points scored last season (653) and highest average rushing yards per game (42.9). The Cobras line on both sides of the ball were a major force towards their 10-4 regular season, 52-36 playoff victory over the San Antonio Gunslingers, and 2023 Championship appearance against the Jacksonville Sharks.

Prior to the Cobras Fitzgerald played college football at Saint Andrew University where he played offensive guard.

"Tavin Fitzgerald was all NAL last year as a rookie. He is dominant in every phase of the game. He was a force on the d-line, immovable on the o-line and made several open field tackles on Special Teams. That's rare and unheard of for a man his size. He's going to make even bigger leap professionally in 2024. Another superior athlete with superior character. He's a special player, and exemplifies the culture of the 2024 Cobras roster!" Stated Head Coach Brandon Negron.

ABOUT THE CAROLINA COBRAS

The Carolina Cobras are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Carolina Cobras are starting their sixth season in 2023 and were the 2018 National Arena League Champions. The Cobras play their home games at the Greensboro Coliseum. Cobra Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (336) 455-7232 or visit carolinacobras.com. Follow the Cobras on Facebook at facebook.com/carcobras, twitter.com/carcobras and instagram.com/carcobras.

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