The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks have signed former High Country Grizzlies fullback Undra Hendrix II for the 2018 season. Hendrix rushed for 298 yards with High Country in the first National Arena League season, good enough for second in the league.
He also scored 12 rushing touchdowns on the ground. That was also good enough for second in the NAL last season.
“This is a very exciting day for us and our fans. Signing a guy like Undra, who not only was named second team All-NAL a year ago, but knowing what he can bring to the table at fullback for us in our offense is very exciting,” Steelhawks head coach Chris Thompson said. “Undra [Hendrix] can do it all and we expect to utilize him fully in our offensive scheme for the upcoming 2018 season.
“I can’t wait for the season to get here has our awesome fan base will love to get to know the “Wrecking Ball” this season as we are off and running building our 2018 team,” he added. Hendrix will be a big addition to the team.
Lehigh Valley’s running back last season, Wyreaz Bradley, rushed for 241 yards and eight touchdowns. Bradley and Hendrix will be able to take some pressure off of Smith so he doesn’t have to pass as much like he did last season.
The Steelhawks finished the inaugural NAL season as the second best team behind the Jacksonville Sharks. They fell to the Columbus Lions in the semifinal after blowing a 22-point lead.
Lehigh Valley will be looking to bounce back from that next season. They are hosting an open tryout this Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. ET – 1 p.m. ET. They will be looking for their next star in the tryout. Possibly, that player could be another key player to help the Steelhawks advance to the title game in 2018.