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Pioneers Assigned Duquesne University Standout

February 24, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers News Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers are excited to announce the arenafootball2 league has assigned Yardon Brantley, former Duquesne University player to the 2006 training camp roster.

Yardon Brantley was a part of four Duquesne University MAAC Football League championship teams. He helped lead the Dukes to the 2003 Sports Network I-AA Mid-Major National Championship. Brantley, 6'0 195 pounds OS, was a four-year starter at Duquesne. Brantley was named MAAC Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2000. In his sophomore and junior year, Yardon earned Second Team All-MAAC honors and First Team All-MAAC honors as a senior.

The Reading, PA native finished his career ranked second all-time in career yardage with 2,550. He also finished third in receptions with 152 and tied for fourth with 22 TD catches.

"I had the privilege of coaching Yardon when I was the Offensive Coordinator at Duquesne University in 2000. He is a very special player," said Head Coach Rich Ingold. "He had an outstanding college career and his future in professional football is very bright. The sky is the limit for this guy."

Pioneers season tickets for 2006 are on sale to the general public. Anyone interested in purchasing a season ticket package may call the team's ticketing department at (570) 270-5811 or (570) 270-3848. Season tickets for 2006 are available for as little as $40.00.

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