Former Dallas Cowboy Quincy Carter signs with Battle Wings
Bossier City, LA (February 1, 2007) Former Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Quincy Carter has signed to play for the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings. The 29 year old Georgia native was the second round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2001 NFL draft, and earned the starting job under center for the Cowboys for the 2003 season. Carter played in 15 Dallas games in the 2001 and 2002 seasons. In 2003, during which he started all 16 games, he led the Cowboys to the playoffs. In 2004 he played for the New York Jets. During his NFL career, which includes four seasons, Carter completed 542 of 960 passes for 6337 yards, 32 for touchdowns. He rushed for 518 yards and 3 touchdowns.
About the signing of Quincy Carter, Wings' Head Coach Jon Norris said, "This is a great thing for the BattleWings and their fans. Quincy is well known throughout this area from his time as a Cowboy. He is a fine quarterback, a quick learner, and a fan's football player." Norris continued, "Not only will he draw fans to the arena football game, but he has already begun studying the game mechanics, and will quickly demonstrate to everyone how he can comfortably adapt his outstanding athletic abilities to the indoor game. And that means BattleWings' victories."
When asked why af2, Carter responded, "I've watched the game from the beginning of the Dallas Desperados." (Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also owns the AFL Desperados. The Cowboys and Desperados share practice facilities at Valley Ranch) "It is perfect for my skills. I know quite a few players who have moved from the outdoor game to the AFL and af2, and even more that have moved from arena football to the outdoor game. I see af2 as a place to begin the process of getting back to the National Football League."
"Quincy coming here is exactly the message the BattleWings want to send out to football players everywhere," Norris said. "We want to be known as a place for aspiring NFL players to develop and hone their skills getting ready for the NFL. If this continues, Bossier-Shreveport fans will see quite a few stars come through town just as they saw future baseball stars in Shreveport with the Double A Captains."
The 2007 Wing's training camp begins mid-March when 35 roster players will show up getting ready for April 7th when the Wings open the season at the CenturyTel Center against the af2 expansion Ft. Wayne Fusion. Tickets are available by calling 318-746-8755.
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