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Gunslingers sign local talent

May 17, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Lubbock GunSlingers News Release

LUBBOCK, TX - The Lubbock Gunslingers of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) continue to add local talent to its roster. On Friday, May 13th, the Gunslingers signed Marc Saldana, joining former Red Raiders Jabari Smith, Terrance Colquitt, Kevin Tate and Billy Jack Ray.

Saldana, an NIFL veteran, brings a lot of indoor experience and excitement to the team. Gunslinger fans should expect big numbers from this prolific passer, as he was a 2004 “NIFL Player of the Week” with the Beaumont Drillers racking up big numbers with 45 touchdown passes, 1900 yards, and a 102 QB rating.

Saldana is very familiar with head coach Bryan Blake and his offense. A former teammate of Blake, the two played together during the NIFL’s inaugural season with the Texas Bullets in 1998. “Marc is a great asset to this team,” stated Coach Blake. “He’s a veteran with great leadership skills and he knows how to win. He knows this league well and will definitely help groom Freddie Ray.” Saldana also played with the Austin Rockers in 2003. Recently signed from the Beaumont Drillers, Saldana looks forward to coming back to the “Giant Side of Texas” and joining his former coach and teammates.

The Gunslingers next home game will be this Saturday, May 21st at 7:00 pm against former IFL rival Odessa Roughnecks. Tickets may be purchased at any Select-A-Seat location, or by calling the Gunslingers office.

Call the Gunslingers office at (806) 780-3210 for more information.

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