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Tennessee Valley welcomes back ex-UNA star John Bradley; Vipers launch revamped website

December 19, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Alabama Vipers News Release

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Tennessee Valley Vipers will have a definite veteran presence on the offensive/defensive line for the 2007 arenafootball2 season.

The Vipers have been assigned former North Alabama tight end John Bradley, who began his af2 career with Tennessee Valley in 2004 and spent the last two seasons playing for the Rio Grande Valley Dorados.

Vipers coach Milt Theodosatos coached Bradley while he was an assistant with the Vipers in '04 and again in '05 as an assistant at Rio Grande Valley.

"John is the type of athlete that can play either defensive end or tight end - he's proven that already,'' Theodosatos said. "He's a young man that has talent and should be playing in the (Arena Football League). Our goal is to get him there this year. John is a tremendous football player and he's going to be a tremendous asset to our program. He's not only a great player, but he's a great human being."

Bradley (6-foot-6, 290 pounds) totaled 24.5 tackles and four sacks to go along with three receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown in 25 games for the Dorados. In '04 for the Vipers, the Tupelo, Miss., native caught four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown and had 11.5 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Bradley competed in the 2002 NCAA Division II All-Star Game after playing both ways as a senior tight end and noseguard for the Lions.

Vipers launch revamped website: Tennessee Valley's new website is now live at after a month-long makeover aimed at making the sight more fan friendly and informative. Up-to-date press releases, season ticket, staff and player information, and contact information are currently available with merchandise and an expanded photo gallery coming soon.

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