Former NFL Lineman Among Vipers' Latest Additions
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Alabama Vipers have been assigned four more players by Arena Football One.
Former NFL defensive lineman Steve Fifita, offensive lineman Ray Norrell and defensive back Quentin Burrell add to a Vipers' roster already full of depth and experience. Alabama also obtained wide receiver Terry Moss, who was traded from Spokane for future considerations.
"These are four quality players with exceptional football backgrounds,'' Alabama coach Dean Cokinos said.
Fifita (6-1, 312) played in 13 games for the Miami Dolphins in 2006 and totaled 11 tackles. He played in 47 games during his four-year career at the University of Utah from 2002-05, was first team All-Mountain West and totaled 136 tackles and 13.5 sacks in his career.
Norell (6-foot-6, 305 pounds) starred at Buffalo where he was a pre-season All-American in 2008, all-conference and played in the East West All-Star game in '08. He also spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Burrell (6-0, 195) attended camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006 before leading arenafootball2's Tennessee Valley Vipers in tackles in '07 and spent 08-09 with the South Georgia Wildcats. Burrell is the great grandson of Hall of Fame coach Eddie Robinson.
Moss (5-9, 187) spent the 2008 season with the Arena Football League's New York Dragons, totaling 15 catches for 150 yards while returning 24 kicks for 429. The Ball State alum had 75 receptions for 1,210 yards and 12 touchdowns during his collegiate career and played in the 2006 Hula Bowl.
The Vipers open the 2010 AF1 season April 3 at Bossier-Shreveport and play their first home game April 9 against Jacksonville at the Von Braun Center.
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