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November 15, 2015 - American Indoor Football (AIF) - Steel City Menace News Release

The Steel City Menace Football Club have signed standout kicker Merf Trout. Trout, a 29 Years old from Gloucester Catholic High School , was the #2 Kicker in the Country and a Riddell All-American. He was signed by University of Florida and Coach Meyer. They sent him to Hargrave Military Academy where he started at free safety. He later transferred to Central Connecticut State where he was an option QB and kicker. He kicked a 68 yard field goal in the spring of 2008 in front of 28 NFL teams.

NFL - In the 2009 NFL draft , Trout was called the "Youtube Kicker" and gained a lot of exposure because he did not have much film kicking from college because he was playing full time at some pretty tough positions physically. NFL draft Bible rated him the #2 kicker in the entire draft after he worked out for the Green Bay Packers. He recently was with the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins. He also worked out for the Saints , Jaguars, Redskins and was invited to over 10 pro days across the country.

Trout has indoor experience as well. He played in the AIF in Reno with the Barons. Trout signed as a QB/ kicker with the Huntington Hammer of the UIFL in West, VA. The team folded. He then got signed by the Ontario Warriors of the AIF West . They also folded. He had a stint with the Albany Panthers in Georgia and played for the Cape Fear Heroes. The following season the IFL came calling and he started with the Green Bay Blizzard who traded him to the Colorado Ice where he stayed through training camp before injuring his hamstring.He also played in Montreal of the CFL as a linebacker. He moved from there to the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. His last stop was with the Nebraska Danger in 2015.

Trout stated, "In 2016 I am a Menace."

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