Arena Football League Tampa Bay Storm

Storm Announce Final Roster

With training camp drawn to a close, the Tampa Bay Storm have announced the final 24-man roster that will open the season against the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday, April 8. As vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch said:

“This season, training camp saw an influx of talent at every position. A lot of tough decisions were made, but we believe that this is the best group of players to open the 2017 season. Our 30th in the Arena Football League.”

The roster is comprised of 17 veterans and seven rookies. Of the veterans, only John Brown, Kendrick Ings, Dallas Jackson, and Cortez Stubbs are returnees from the 2016 season that saw Tampa Bay finish 2-14.

The Storm signed talent from a variety of teams, including All-Arena mac linebacker Dexter Jackson, 2016 Offensive Player of the Year Joe Hills, jack linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson, defensive lineman Cesar Rayford, and former Kicker of the Year Mark Lewis. Among the final cuts were defensive backs Shaine Boyle, Qua Cox and Chris Pickett, along with wide receiver Reese Wiggins.

Name Position Height Weight Exp. DOB School
Chris Bonner QB 6’6″ 235 R 7/20/93 CSU-Pueblo
John Brown OL 6’1″ 285 1 6/26/88 Valdosta State
LaMark Brown WR 6’3″ 225 2 7/5/89 Minnesota St. – Mankato
Antron Dillon DL 6’5″ 270 5 6/7/85 North Alabama
Joe Hills WR 6’4″ 220 5 10/2/87 Tennessee State
Justin Hilton WR 6’1″ 195 1 12/8/88 Indiana State
Randy Hippeard QB 6’3″ 205 4 12/6/85 UVA-Wise
Arthur Hobbs DB 5’10” 193 1 11/18/89 Nebraska-Kearney
Kendrick Ings WR/KR 5’10” 180 2 6/17/90 Miller Grove H.S. (GA)
Alvin Ray Jackson JLB 6’1″ 200 6 9/29/80 Albany State
Dexter Jackson MLB 6’2″ 285 6 3/19/88 Bethune-Cookman
Dallas Jackson DB 5’10” 190 R 11/20/93 Jacksonville State
Dave Lefotu OL 6’3″ 320 R 3/25/92 Hawai’i
Mark Lewis K 5’11” 195 12 3/25/79 Florida International
Monte Lewis DL 6’4″ 250 2 10/14/88 Jacksonville State
Michael Lindsey WR/KR 6’2″ 220 5 7/10/87 Northwest Mississippi
OJ Mau DL 6’1″ 305 R 9/28/94 Gardner-Webb
Raymond McNeil C 6’2″ 325 7 10/14/84 Fort Valley State
Jordan Miller DL 6’1″ 335 1 2/1/88 Southern
Max Nacewicz DL 6’2″ 255 R 6/5/93 Springfield
Caesar Rayford DL 6’7″ 275 6 3/4/86 Washington
Damond Smith DB 5’11” 185 R 7/8/91 South Alabama
Cortez Stubbs DB 5’9″ 180 3 8/16/88 Concordia
Jeremiah Warren OL 6’3″ 325 R 9/20/87 South Florida

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