Menace sign three to strengthen O-line

November 19, 2015 - American Indoor Football (AIF)
Steel City Menace News Release

The Steel City Menace believe that the road to a championship in the AIF runs through and beind its offensive line. They helped their cause by signing 6'6" 290 lb Josh White, 6'4" 315 lb Jesse Merritt and 6'3" 320 lb Kevin Smith.

Josh White is a talented multi purpose offensive linemen from the easternshore of Maryland. He played at Syracuse University. He started on special teams in 2008 and at left tackle in 2009. He was a player/coach at University of Maryland Easternshore 2012 and 2013 and later took the roll of the offensive and defensive coordinator for the team. He made the transition to indoor football playing with the Maryland Eagles for the 2015 season. He started at center and guard. Josh is a different breed of offensive linemen. Not being the biggest, he takes pride in his strength and agility which have made him a dominant linemen no matter what the position on the offensive line.

Merritt , born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. attended Nassau Community College in 2010 & 2011. He played in every game. Merritt started 15 of 22 games over that period. He won 20 out of 22 games. He earned All NEFC in 2011. He paved the way for 2010 NJCAA First Team All American, Steven Miller who rushed for 1,180, 12 rushing TD's, and 7.4 yards per carry. He also opened holes for All NEFC selection Jamaal Jackson who averaged 6.3 yards per carry. In 2015, Merritt started every game and earned an All Star spot in his first year with the 25th ranked (Semi Pro Rankings) Harlem Gators. Merritt has been often described as tough, physical, technical and plays with passion and intensity.

Smith played high school football at Clarksville Academy in Clarksville, Tennessee. In 2011-2013 he played for the Christian County Outlaws, and in 2013 was named to the GDFL All-American team. For the 2015 season Smith played professionally for the Pontiac Generals which are a member of the Rivals Professional Football League. He allowed zero sacks over the course of ten games and for his efforts, was named the best offensive lineman on the team. Smith was also selected to the All Star team for the RPFL.

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