On Wednesday, The Tampa Bay Storm announced they activated defensive back Al Phillips and acquired offensive lineman Devonte Danzey.
Phillips (5’11”, 190 lbs) rejoins Tampa Bay after spending 2016 with the National Conference Champion Arizona Rattlers. The Hialeah, FL native joined the Arena Football League in 2010 after playing collegiately at Wagner College. That year, he won ArenaBowl with the Spokane Shock, beating, of all teams, Tampa Bay. Over the years, Phillips spent time with the Utah Blaze and the Milwaukee Iron, joining the Storm for the first time in 2015. That year, he led the team, not just the backfield, with 107.0 total tackles (2.0 for loss) and a single-season franchise record 39 pass breakups, to go along with three interceptions and a forced fumble.
In his career, Phillips has 424.5 total tackles (5.5 for loss), 95 pass breakups, 15 interceptions, three forced fumbles, and three forced recoveries.
Danzey (6’2”, 305 lbs) joins the Storm for his rookie year in the Arena Football League. Coming out of Tampa Bay Tech where he earned All-Hillsborough County honors from the Tampa Tribune, he started his college ball at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, KS. Ranked as the top prospect in the country at offensive guard, Danzey transferred to Auburn and appeared in 29 games (12 starts at left guard, right guard, and center). As a professional, Danzey now comes to play for his hometown team.