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MudCats re-sign AIFA All Star QB Tommy Jones

February 21, 2008 - American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) - Mississippi Mudcats News Release

(Tupelo, MS) - The Mississippi MudCats of the American Indoor Football Association announced that they have re-signed their veteran quarterback for the upcoming 2008 season.

Tommy Jones (6'5" - 245) an Eaton, Ohio native; is a returning Quarterback for the MudCats. Jones played 5 years of collegiate football at the University of Indiana; when he went to Indiana, he was rated as one of the top players in the country, fresh off a season in which he threw for 18 touchdowns and ran for 10, leading Eaton high School to a 9 - 1 record his senior year. Jones then went to training camp in 2003 with the Cincinnati Bengals and also played five games in 2005 with the Calvary Stampede of the Canadian Football League. In 2006 Jones was a starter for the IFL Champions, the Odessa Roughnecks and completed 65% of his passes and threw for 100 touchdowns, which was a league record in 2006. He then came to the MudCats in 2007 as starting quarterback and threw for 16 games, where he completed 63% of his passes, threw 102 touchdowns, setting a league record with the AIFA and he rushed for 12 touchdowns. Jones was voted to the AIFA All Star Team in 2007 and this will be his second season with the Mississippi MudCats.

Defensive Coordinator Gary Patterson said, "Tommy is just one those guys; he's one of the best quarterbacks that I've ever seen and he has consistently passed for over 100 touchdowns per year for the past two years, we're glad to have him back."

The MudCats are also preparing for their at home season opener against the Fayetteville Guard from North Carolina on March 22, 2008. For season tickets or sponsorship availabilities with the MudCats for the upcoming season please call (662) 842-7448 or visit their website at

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