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Ghostriders Bring In Gales To Shore Up Receivers

April 19, 2007 - World Indoor Football League 2 (WIFL 2) - Osceola Ghostriders News Release

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Osceola Ghostriders shored up their injury-depleted wide receiver corps by signing Gerald Gales, head coach Marquette Smith announced today.

Considered one of the top players in indoor football during the 2006 season, Gales led the now-defunct Rome Renegades to the American Indoor Football League championship game, catching 100 passes for 1,605 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also averaged 20 yards on his 25 kickoff returns and added three more touchdowns on rushes and returns for a team-high 206 points.

In the National Indoor Football League, Rome also advanced to that league's title game with Gales posting 60 catches for 674 yards and 11 touchdowns.

At West Alabama, Gales was a Division II All-American and led the nation in receptions Per Game (9.6) his junior year.

"Gerald is one of the most dangerous offensive threats in indoor football," Smith said. "He's quick, he's experienced and he can beat you on both offense and special teams. Gales and [Lamont] Finnie could become the best tandem in not only the World Indoor Football League, but in all of indoor football."

Gales will fill the void left by the injured James Panui, who will miss Sunday's game with the Daytona Beach Thunder.

In addition to Gales, the Ghostriders' defensive secondary also received help when Charles Jones rejoined the team after a stint with the Georgia Force's practice squad.

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