Richmond Revolution Sign 2009 IFL MVP Candidate Demarcus James
RICHMOND, VA.: SportsQuest and the Richmond Revolution announced today that they have signed former Alaska Wild KR/DB Demarcus James to a contract for the 2010 season.
Demarcus James joins the Revolution after a successful career with the Alaska Wild of the IFL. Last season James finished in the top 10 in MVP voting and won the league's Special Teams Player of the Year award, as well as being named to the 1st team All IFL as a kick returner. James finished 4th in the league in All Purpose yards per game with 131.1 ypg and 3rd overall in All Purpose yards with 1707 yards. He also led the league in Kick Return touchdowns with 9. James also spent time on both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball catching 11 passes for 76 yards and accumulating 50.5 tackles, 1 interception, 2 passes defensed and 1 blocked kick. James also owns the league record for most kick return yardage in a game, 206 yards, achieved twice last season against the Bloomington Extreme and the Rochester Raiders.
In 2008, as a member of the Alaska Wild, while in the Intense Football League, James set a league record by intercepting 13 passes.
"Demarcus brings a game changing ability to this team that the rest of the Indoor Football League has to respect" said Revolution Head Coach Steve Criswell, "We're very excited about adding a player of his caliber to our team."
Revolution also sign former UVA WR Ottowa Anderson
The Revolution also announced today that they had signed former University of Virginia WR Ottowa Anderson and former NCCU player Richard Rodgers to contracts for the season. Anderson joins the team following a 4 year career at UVA. During his 4 seasons at Virginia he totaled 72 receptions for 913 yards and 5 touchdowns. Anderson's best season came as a Junior when he caught 33 passes for 407 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Richard Rodgers signs with the Revolution after playing for Coach Criswell in Albany of the af2. During the 2005 season he had 14.5 tackles, 5 passes defensed and 1 interception. Rodgers was named the MVP of the East Coast Bowl in 2004 when he returned an interception for a game clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter. Rodgers played football in high school at Atlee High School under current Revolution coach John Trott.
Revolution Appearance at SportsQuest Summit
The Revolution players and coaches will be appearing at the SportsQuest Sport Development Summit on December 15th at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa at Short Pump. The free public town hall event starts at 7 pm following the official Ground Breaking of the SportsQuest campus.
SportsQuest's Richmond Revolution is a proud member of the Indoor Football League. SportsQuest is in the process of building a 250 acre multi-purpose, multi-sport campus in the Chesterfield area of Virginia. The campus is designed to host athletes of all skill levels, from recreational to Olympic training. Among their plans is the creation of an arena that will house hockey, basketball and indoor football. The arena will be up and running by 2011, but the expansion IFL franchise will begin play in 2010 at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center.
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