One of the Arena Football League’s newest teams, the Washington Valor, made a big splash in AFL free agency on Thursday. Washington was assigned former Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver TT Toliver, according to the AFL.
Toliver is one of the best receivers in AFL history. He is the league’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and all-purpose yards. Toliver, 39, has played for the Nashville Kats, Orlando Predators, and the Storm.
He’s also had brief stints in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, and San Francisco 49ers. Toliver attended college at Bethune-Cookman, where he played basketball instead of football. He has won one ArenaBowl, and he has been an All-Arena receiver twice. His best season came in 2008 with Orlando, when he caught 117 passes for 1,647 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Toliver was one of the few bright spots for a lowly Tampa team last year, as he compiled 114 catches for 1,578 yards and 25 touchdowns. Over his storied career, Toliver has caught 1,203 passes for 15,769 yards and 302 touchdowns.
Toliver is also known as a very successful kick returner. Over his career, he has 5,377 return yards and 13 touchdowns. Toliver will be forming a dynamic duo with Greg Carr, who came to Washington after a very successful stint with the Predators.
Along with Toliver, Washington also was assigned wide receiver Julius Gregory and defensive end Everett Dawkins.