The Atlanta Havoc have signed veteran quarterback Damien Fleming. Fleming started for the Jacksonville Sharks in place of injured quarterback Tommy Grady in 2017.
He also played for the Colorado Crush in the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 2016. He threw for 2,745 yards and 57 touchdowns that season. His 196.1 passing yards per game was good enough for second in the IFL last season.
With the Jacksonville Sharks last season, Fleming threw for 1,047 yards and 18 touchdowns in place of Grady. Jacksonville finished the season with Judy one loss – their regular season finale loss to the Monterrey Steel – and went on to defeat the Columbus Lions in the inaugural National Arena League title game.
Fleming had signed with the Nebraska Danger earlier in the off-season, but has now taken his talents to the ATL and a new league in the American Arena League. He will be joining what already looks like an offensive superteam with wide receivers Thyron Lewis and Ryan McDaniel also part of that team.
Atlanta kicks off their inaugural season on March 17 when they host the Florida Tarpons. They will be looking to complete against three former champions in the Richmond Roughriders, Cape Fear Heroes and Vermont Bucks and win the first ever American Arena League title. That game is set to be played on Saturday, June 30.