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Drillers finalize 25-man roster

March 3, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Beaumont Drillers News Release

BEAUMONT, TX -- The Beaumont Drillers finalized their 25-man roster after practice on Wed., March 2.

“Hands down, we are far more talented than last year,” said Driilers defensive coordinator Troy Esprit, who started in the Drillers secondary season. “We keep stressing this, but everything is so much different, from top to bottom.”

With the roster moves, the team released J.P. Bearden (DB), Wade Merendino (DE), Beaux Daville (RB), Mike Mooney (WR), Dalton Woods (OL), Giles Cole (WR) and Nate Tandberg (K).

The Drillers will once again hit the practice field Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club (I-10 & 7th St) in Beaumont.

The season opener for the Drillers is just four days away as the black and silver host the Odessa Roughnecks, Monday, March 7 at 7:05 p.m. at Ford Arena.

The Drillers 2005, 25-man roster is as follows:

Anthony George (DE), 6-5, 270 lbs, Houston
T.J. Light (NG), 6-0, 285, University of Houston
Duane Joubert (DB/WR), 6-1, 195, West Texas A&M
Labrandon Shepard (LB/DE), 6-1, 235, Texas A&M
Chris Babin (FB), 5-7, 200, Texas A&M-Commerce
Kasey Nonette (QB), 6-2, 200, University of Arkansas-Monticello
Shawn Manning (DB), 6-4, 180, University of Minnesota
Randy Chappell (DB), 6-3, 245, Oklahoma State
Chad Luttrull (WR), 5-10, 205, Henderson State
Eric Jackson (DB), 5-10, 180, Angelo State
Ellis Spears (WR), 6-3, 190, Grambling State
Ron Brown (OL), 6-4, 385, Murray State
Mike Henry (OL), 6-4, 345, University of Arkansas
Roland Hayes (RB), 5-10, 170, Alabama A&M
Marvin Abii (DB/WR), 5-10, 190
Kenyada Tatum (WR/DB), 5-9, 175, University of Houston
Shane Winchester (LB), 6-2, 240, Southwest Oklahoma
Roy Locks (DE), 6-2, 265, Northwestern State
Marc Saldana (QB), 5-11, 210, Texas Tech
Derrick Harmon (WR), 6-1, 210, University of Memphis
Phillip Mouzon (DB), 5-11, 195, Georgia Southern
Anthony Johnson (RB), 6-2, 245, McNeese State
Pat Palmer (WR), 6-2, 208, Northwestern State
Adrian Brayboy (OL), 6-5, 340, Kentucky State
Tyler Thibodeaux (K)

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