TAMPA, FL (via Tampa Bay Storm Communications) – With the end of training camp, the Tampa Bay Storm has announced the opening 24-man roster for its 27th season, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.
“Roster cuts are always a tough but necessary process that a team must go through,” said Gooch. “There was a lot of talent in this year’s training camp and the organization believes it picked the best team to open up the upcoming Tampa Bay Storm season.”
The 24-man roster is comprised of 12 veterans, seven of which return to the Storm from the previous season. Two players joined the team late last season and have made the squad for 2014. The remaining 12 players on the roster are in their first season in the Arena Football League.
The team reassigned OL Louis Alexander, DL Max Holloway, and WR Terrence Mitchell. Four players, OL Terence Crosby, DB James Harrell, and WRs Chris Davis and Tyrece Gaines were placed on the reserve list.
Here is the 24-man roster:
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. DOB School
Beamon, Rodney DL 6.2 285 1 5.23.87 Tennessee-Chattanooga
Clebert, Richard DL 6.0 300 3 11.15.85 South Florida
Dix, De’Audra DB 5.10 180 1 3.3.84 John C. Smith (NC)
Fanor, Jean DB 6.1 205 1 6.17.89 Bethune-Cookman
Garcia, Stephen QB 6.3 230 R 2.15.88 South Carolina
Grant, Uriah DL 6.1 295 R 3.22.89 Mississippi
Hardison, Matt DL 6.4 300 R 5.23.88 Delaware
Helmick, Andrew WR 6.0 192 R 9.2.90 Lindenwood
Henderson, Mario OL 6.7 330 R 10.29.84 Florida State
Hilton, Justin WR 6.1 195 1 12.8.88 Indiana State
Hippeard, Randy QB 6.3 205 1 12.6.85 UVA-Wise
Isom, Byron OL 6.3 300 R 6.10.88 Auburn
Issac, Rod DB 5.11 195 R 2.20.89 Middle Tennessee
Jackson, Amarri WR 6.5 215 3 5.17.85 South Florida
Jackson, Dexter DL 6.2 270 3 3.19.88 Bethune-Cookman
Johnson, Carl OL 6.5 255 R 9.3.87 Florida
Kirlew, Jammie DL 6.2 260 R 5.12.87 Indiana
Lindsey, Michael WR/KR 6.1 200 2 7.10.87 N.W. Mississippi
Lopez, Carlos K 5.10 200 R 12.12.89 Middle Tennessee
McCullough, Alfred OL 6.2 330 1 7.16.89 Alabama
McNeil, Raymond C 6.2 315 4 10.14.84 Fort Valley State
Smith, Chris DB 5.10 186 1 6.23.87 Northern Illinois
Smith, Donald DB 5.9 175 R 6.23.87 Northern Illinois
Tranks, Samuel WR 6.0 185 R 12.14.86 Seton Hill (PA)
The Five-Time World Champion Tampa Bay Storm enters its 27th season in the Arena Football League. The 2014 season kicks off on Amalie Motor Oil Field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday, March 14 at 7:30 PM versus South Division rival New Orleans VooDoo. For more specific details regarding single-game pricing and availability, please contact the Storm ticket office at 813.301.6600 or visit www.tampabaystorm.com. Season tickets can be purchased by visiting TampaBayStorm.com or by calling 813.301.6600. For group sales fans can contact 813.301.6900. Additionally fans and sponsors can follow the Storm on Facebook (Tampa Bay Storm) or Twitter (@tampabaystorm) for up to date news and exclusive content.