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Moss Leaves Wild for Opportunity in CFL

May 24, 2011 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Wichita Wild News Release

Wichita Wild defensive end Matt Moss has been signed to a contract by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Moss left Wichita on Monday morning and will join the Eskimos later this week. Edmonton begins their season on June 17 with a game on the road vs. the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.

"Matt is another guy we are happy to see get a shot at the next level" Wild GM John Blazek says. "Matt is a great kid and we wish him nothing but the best."

Moss is the second Wild player in the span of a week to leave the club for an opportunity at a higher level. Jake Sharp will work out in early June for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL.

Moss joined the Wild prior to the game vs. Bricktown on May 7. He appeared in three games and helped the Wild defense to allow only 27.4 points per game over that span.

Moss started all 12 games at defensive end as a senior at Texas A & M in 2009. During the season Moss proved to be a diverse defensive weapon, accumulating 25 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two fumbles and one interception. Prior to Texas A&M, Moss played at Grossmont Community College in California where he was named one of the top 50 national junior college recruits.

The Wild are on the road this week to play the Sioux Falls Storm on Saturday. The game can be heard on 1330-AM KNSS with pregame coverage starting at 6:50 pm. Fans can also gather at Emerson Biggins West where the game will be broadcast on their big screen TV's. Emerson Biggins West is located at 2330 N Maize Rd. (21st and Maize) in Wichita. Become a fan of the Wild on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/wichitawild and clicking "Like" at the top of the page.

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