Orlando Predators Add Former NFL DB Bobby Felder
ORLANDO - The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with former NFL defensive back Bobby Felder, the franchise has announced. Felder enters his rookie season in the Arena Football League.
"Bobby has a tremendous combination of size and athletic ability," said Head Coach Rob Keefe. "He has very good ball skills and is a constant competitor on the field. We're excited to see how his skill set translates to the arena game."
Felder (6-0, 205, Nicholls State) signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2012, spending his rookie season on the practice squad. He re-signed with the Vikings entering the 2013 season, but was later claimed off of waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October. Following a year with the Bucs, Felder signed with the Buffalo Bills for training camp during the 2014 season.
Felder was a three-year starter at cornerback for Nicholls State University, where he finished tied for fourth in school history with 12 career interceptions and was a two-time All-Southland Conference selection. As a senior in 2011, he made an impact on both defense and special teams, posting a team-high five interceptions while adding three blocked kicks. He totaled 49 tackles with one sack, four stops for loss, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
A native of Mississippi, Felder attended McComb High School, where he was a four-year letterman in football and basketball for the Tigers.
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