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Ings Heads to the National Football League

September 9, 2015 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Tampa Bay Storm News Release

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Storm is proud to announce that wide receiver and kick returner Kendrick Ings has signed with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

"We are extremely proud of Kendrick," said Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch. "He worked hard and was a key player for us this past season. We are confident that Kendrick will make an impact in Detroit."

Ings (5-foot-10, 180 lbs., Miller Grove H.S. (GA)) wrapped up his rookie season in the Arena Football League with the Storm. A player that excelled in all phases of the game, he was a force on offense and special teams. The Miami native started in 14-of-16 games for the Storm, reeling in 68 passes for 997 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Known for his speed, Ings was named the team's kick returner coming out of training camp. He had 82 kick returns for 1,435 yards and three touchdowns. Ings had seven games this season in which he racked up 100+ kickoff return yards, including a 178-yard performance versus the Philadelphia Soul.

Ings wrapped up his rookie campaign in the top-5 of several categories including kick returns (82-3rd), kick return yards (1,435-4th) and kick return touchdowns (3-T3rd). He was also ranked fifth with 2,437 all-purpose yards.

Ings is one of four former Storm players that have joined NFL teams within the past two seasons, with the others being former jack linebacker Jean Fanor (Green Bay Packers), defensive lineman Frank Mays (Philadelphia Eagles), and offensive lineman Tyler Moore (Chicago Bears). He will be joining the Detroit Lions practice squad.

The Five-Time World Champion Tampa Bay Storm is in its 28th season in the Arena Football League. For more specific details regarding single-game pricing and availability, please contact the Storm ticket office at 813.301.6600 or visit Season tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 813.301.6600. For group sales fans can contact 813.301.6900. Additionally fans and sponsors can follow the Storm on Facebook (Tampa Bay Storm) or Twitter (@tampabaystorm) for up to date news and exclusive content.

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