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It's a Battle of the Kickers in ‘08

January 2, 2008 - Intense Football League (Intense) - San Angelo Stampede Express News Release

The San Angelo Stampede Express of the Intense Football League is gearing up for the 2008 season. The Stampede Express is bringing in 3 kickers to battle for the starting kicking position. Special teams coach, Coach Palmer stated, "we are extremely excited about the quality of kickers we are bringing into camp. Kicking will be an important part of this years game plan and we look forward to seeing who is ready to put their best foot forward."

Jeff Tongate will be trying his leg again this year at the kicker position. Jeff finished out the season in 2007 kicking for the Stampede Express. Tongate is currently active in the Air Force at Goodfellow and was also a former player under Rex Scoffield at Central.

Tongate will be competing against Sean Riley and Robbie Roberson for the starting position. Riley is a graduate of St. Cloud High in St. Cloud, Florida and then went into active duty in the Navy. Some of Riley's honors include pro kicker of the year 2004-2006 by, 2002-07 NAFL all-star kicker, 2004-07 NAFL leading scorer. Riley was also named 2006 clutch kicker award converting 15/15 extra points and 4/4 field goals in the playoffs, Riley has 46 consecutive field goals and 70 consecutive extra points over a span of two seasons.

Roberson is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University. Roberson has kicked in 6 NFL games preseason and regular season games for the Philadelphia Eagles, had 3 NFL contracts to training camp, and played 4 AFL seasons. Roberson kicked a 50-yard field goal in an Arena game when San Antonio played the Orlando Predators. Roberson was rated #3 kicker in country at a NFL combine behind Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos and Jason Hanson of the Detroit Lions.

The Stampede Express will begin their 5th season, with the first home game being March 8th against the Louisiana Swashbucklers at the San Angelo Coliseum. Season tickets are available at the Stampede Express offices located at 4220 Sherwood Way or by calling 947-DOWN (3696) or 653-9577. Stampede Express Football, half the field twice the excitement... Get on Board!

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