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Vipers Defensive Star Graham Returns

February 12, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Alabama Vipers News Release

The Tennessee Valley Vipers have announced that they have been assigned five more players that will go to camp with the team on March 8th and will compete for starting jobs for the upcoming season that begins March 29th at the Von Braun Center against the South Georgia Wildcats. Those five players are: defensive back Troy Graham (6'2" 210), fullback/linebacker Matt Webber (6'1" 255), quarterback Brent Dearmon (6'1" 210), offensive/defensive lineman Lance Ancar (6'0" 280), and wide-receiver Antwon Courington (6'3" 213).

Graham, who played last season for the Vipers, led the team with 81 total tackles and also picked off two passes. He played his college football at North Carolina State and was special teams captain in 2004. Graham also saw action in af2 in 2005 with the Quad City Steamwheelers.

Webber began his collegiate football at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas, where he played guard and center and moved on to Murray State University for the 2004-2005 football season where he played fullback. His high school football was played at Wichita Heights High School where he was named to the Kansas Coaches Top 11 defensive team.

Dearmon, who played at Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee, holds all single-season and career passing records for the Wildcats and was named All-Mid South Conference during his senior season at the NAIA school. Dearmon attended Vigor High School in Mobile, Alabama and played last season for the Evansville Bluecats of the United Indoor Football League.

Ancar, a product of the University of North Alabama, was a three-time All-Gulf South Conference and three-time All-American selection as an offensive lineman for the Lions. He helped lead his team to two playoff appearances in his last two seasons and a combined 29-9 record from 2003-2005. Ancar played high school football for Archbishop Shaw in Harvey, Louisiana and was named All-State in 2001.

Courington, who played at Southern Mississippi from 2002-2005, saw action in 163 snaps in 2005 before having his season end due to a torn ACL against Central Florida. He finished his career with 110 catches and 1,561 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns.

The Vipers training camp begins March 8th and will run through March 22nd and will be held in Huntsville.

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