Two Fire Alums Sign with AFL
Louisville, KY-The New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League announced that they signed wide receiver Tiger Jones (5'10, 188, University Louisville) and the Chicago Rush signed defensive linemen Nick Zeck (6'6, 310, Lakeland College).
Jones played in 18 games during the 2007 season. He had 2,133 yards on 161 receptions and added 41 touchdowns. The 2007 season was a record breaking year for Jones. His 2,133 yards set the franchise record for most pass reception yards, the previous mark was 2,063 set by Rob Mager in 2006. Jones is currently fourth on the Fire's all-time career receiving list and sixth on the all-time career scoring list.
"Tiger was a record breaking receiver that has the potential to be a stand out at the next level," replied Head Coach Tommy Johnson. "We are going to miss him but it is always good to see our players make it to the next level."
Zeck began the 2007 season with the Georgia Force on the practice squad. He joined the Fire late in the season. In six games with the Fire, Zeck acquired 17.5 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and 3 quarterback sacks.
"Nick was big part of our second half surge into the playoffs last season," said Assistant Head Coach George Eskridge. "He brought a physical presence along with intensity, versatility, and athleticism. We are really proud of him because we know he really worked hard to get back into the AFL."
The Louisville Fire will kickoff the 2008 season against the Iowa Barnstormers on March 29. Season tickets for the 2008 Fire season are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 502.368.0009 today. Season tickets packages begin at $72.
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