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Vipers assigned ex-Tide receiver Babb as they get set for Quad City

May 31, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Alabama Vipers News Release

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Tennessee Valley Vipers have been assigned former Alabama wide receiver Joel Babb as the squad gets set for Friday night's arenafootball2 game at Quad City.

Babb (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) played for the Crimson Tide from 1998-2002 and most recently was a standout receiver for indoor teams in Odessa, Texas, and Tupelo, where he had over 2,000 yards receiving and 33 touchdowns combined during the 2006 and '07 seasons.

"We brought Joel in on a two-day tryout and he looked outstanding,'' Vipers coach Milt Theodosatos said. "He put up some big numbers in other indoor leagues and he's got great ability, hands and moves. I'm looking forward to him being a valuable addition to our talented group of receivers as we head into the second half of the season."

The Vipers (4-4) kickoff against the Steamwheelers (5-3) at 7:30 p.m. at The Mark in Moline, Ill., and the game will be broadcast on WVNN 92.5 FM and 770 AM. An internet broadcast of the game also will be available at

Furthermore: Episode No. 7 of "In the Game: The Story of the Tennessee Valley Vipers" will air Sunday at 10 p.m. on Fox 54. The show is an inside look at the Vipers told by the coaches, players and staff and is sponsored by Infiniti Huntsville and produced by DreamMaker Entertainment.

Up Next: Tennessee Valley returns home June 9 to host South Division rival Florida at the Von Braun Center. Kickoff is set for 7:30 and the first 1,500 fans 14-and-under will receive a Vipers Kids Jersey compliments of Huntsville Hospital and WHNT 19. In addition, 2,000 sets of trading cards featuring Theodosatos, kicker Steven Lee, defensive back Troy Graham and defensive lineman Jon Williams will be handed out at the door.

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