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Heroes Sign Seven More Heading Into Training Camp

February 7, 2008 - American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) - Huntington Heroes News Release


The Huntington Heroes of the American Indoor Football Association are proud to announce the signing of seven more players to their 2008 roster. This group of will help solidify an already potent defense as the Heroes shoot for an AIFA Championship.

The Heroes have signed the following:

Chandler "Goose" Blakely (6'1 330) is a Defensive Lineman out of Stillman College that brings a big, physical and powerful presence to the Heroes.

Henry Faulkner (6'3 280) out of FAMU, is a Defensive End that has great size, is explosive off the ball and plays with an attitude.

Johnnie Jones (6'2 230) is a LB/DB from USF that played for the 2006 Lakeland Thunderbolts and is a versatile, physical player and is known as one of the biggest hitters in the game.

Eric "Pooch" Potochney (6'0 242) is a LB from Webber International University and was part of the 2007 Lakeland Thunderbolts Championship Team. Pooch is instinctive and plays smart and with reckless abandon at the same time. He will also double as the team's long snapper.

Brandon Reed (5'10 185) is a DB/LB from Alabama A&M. He is a great corner with excellent man to man skills and can step up and deliver a powerful hit.

Fernando Walker (6'3 235) is a DE/LB that defines the word speed. He is fast off of the ball and is a playmaker.

Sheldon Williams (6'3 220) is a DB/LB from Louisiana Monroe. Williams is an athlete who can play just about anywhere, adding even more versatility to the Heroes defense.

"These guys are all extremely talented, but the best thing is, they can play all over the field. We are really excited about training camp and are looking forward to everybody getting here," Head Coach Teddy Keaton commented.

The Heroes open training camp on February 25th at the Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse. Fans and Media are invited to attend practices unless otherwise notified. The Heroes open up their 2008 season on Friday March 14th at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena against the Florida StingRays. Great seats are still available for all of the Heroes home games. Contact the Heroes office at 304-781-6800 for tickets or more information, or visit us online at www.heroesindoorfootball.com.

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