St. Louis Attack Open Season with Win on the Road
Corpus Christi, TX - The St. Louis Attack kicked off their 2015 X-League season with a 34-16 win on the road over the Corpus Christi Fury Sunday evening at MSI Field in the American Bank Center. Daryl Grady and Chris Head led the Attack's offense; Grady with two touchdown runs while Head tallied two touchdowns on receptions.
The Attack return to the Family Arena for their 2015 Home Opener next Saturday, April 4 at 7:35 p.m. when they host the Rio Grande Valley Sol. The home opener is sponsored by MERCY, and will include special appearances by St. Louis Rams legend Isaac Bruce and the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Bruce and Joiner-Kersee will present the game balls and be interviewed on the field at halftime.
With a Super Bowl trophy and three gold medals, respectively, Isaac Bruce and Jackie Joyner-Kersee represent the finest in athletic achievement. They also understand the hard work required to realize such success, and have committed as partners to help Mercy Sports Medicine serve athletes and active adults.
Bruce is an All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection, He amassed 15,208 receiving yards in his career (fourth all-time). He played the first 14 years with the Rams and won a Super Bowl ring with the team in Super Bowl XXXIV. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers. During his time with the Rams, he was the leading receiver of The Greatest Show on Turf.
Joyner-Kersee is ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon as well as in the women's long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century, just ahead of Babe Didrikson Zaharias. After retiring as a competitive athlete, Joyner-Kersee has been involved with many philanthropic efforts and has joined the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of the sport.
Mercy is the nation's fifth-largest Catholic health care provider, with 34 hospitals across four states. In the greater St. Louis area, Mercy has four hospitals and more than 12,000 co-workers. Mercy is proud to be the official medical provider of the St. Louis Attack.
The Attack are members of the X-League, with ten teams for 2015. The Attack will play four regular-season home games at the Family Arena. Season, group and individual game tickets are now on sale. For more information, call the Attack office at 636-477-6363. For the latest Attack news, visit the team's official website, stlattack.com, the Attack Facebook page, facebook.com/stlattack or on Twitter, @stlouisattack.
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