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Xplorers Lineman Jackson Signed by AFL Storm

November 6, 2003 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Memphis Xplorers News Release

The Memphis Xplorers are pleased to announce that OL/DL Kenny Jackson was signed by the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League this week.

Jackson, who played last season with the Xplorers of the AF2, was a key member of Memphis’s defensive attack. The 6’2”, 320-pound lineman recorded three sacks and three tackles for loss, while also recovering two fumbles. Xplorers Head Coach Danton Barto believes that Jackson has earned his shot at the Arena Football League level.

“Kenny Jackson is unblockable at the Arena 2 level,” said Barto, “and I believe he can be an impact player for the Tampa Bay Storm.”

Barto said that Jackson won’t be the last player from last year’s Xplorers team to head to a higher level.

“Kenny is the first of many of our guys from the Memphis Xplorers that will be signing contracts with Arena Football League teams over the next few weeks,” Barto said.

The Memphis Xplorers will announce several key player assignments in the lead-up to the start of training camp, which will begin March 16, as the team prepares for their most successful season in franchise history.

The Xplorers will also hold open tryouts for all interested football players above the age of 18. The tryouts, which will be held December 13-14 at Dulins Sports Academy, require a $50 registration fee to attend, or $45 for a pre-registration. The registration form can be found at For more information, contact the Xplorers office at 662-342-1755.

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