Ambitious and persistent, Chris Boles had to work through a tough series of injuries to get where he is today. A promising offensive lineman at 6"4', Chris is bringing his all to the game and showing us all how hard work can pay off.
Birthplace: Toledo, OH
Tanner Blain is ready for his shot. The 2-year San Diego State starter is ready to prove his value to any team. Tanner finished his college career in the top 10 all-time SDSU leaders in punts, punt yards, and punt average.
Birthplace: Lindenhurst, IL
School: San Diego State
Nick Haag grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts playing any and all sports he could get involved with. As a naturally athletic person, he always stood out among the competition. Coaches noticed early on that there was something very special about Nick, particularly in football, a sport where Nick always excelled. In high school, he was the captain of the team and quarterback of his school’s Super Bowl titles during his junior and senior seasons. Following high school, he went on to play football at U-Mass where he played in all 11 games as a linebacker and on special teams. Following a transfer to Assumption College (D2), Nick started three productive seasons, became a two-time All-Northeast-1 selection and captained the team in his final season. He led the conference in sacks as a junior and had 33 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble, 4 quarterback hurries and a pass breakup in his senior season. In December 2012, Nick participated in the All-American Bowl and was named the games MVP.
Nick is a truly rare athletic talent that excels at everything he puts his mind to. Coaches describe him as a leader, hard worker and intense athlete that treats every practice like the Super Bowl. He’s got a lot of energy and is able to focus his efforts exactly where it needs to be. Nick has a lot of passion for the game and his hard work and determination shows every time he steps on the field.
Birthplace: Worcester, MA
2015 AFL Rookie of the Year
As a star cornerback and kick returner for Florida State University, leading the NCAA in punt returns in 09 and earning Chick-fil-A Bowl Defensive MVP in 2010, Greg Reid is an explosive defensive back that is exciting to watch. After undergoing an upsetting ACL tear in 2012, Greg fought the odds and continued to push through the adversity to achieve his dream of one day playing in the NFL. Training vigorously to get back to where he once was as a highly regarded athlete, Reid finally had his chance when he signed with the St. Louis Rams in March of 2014. After a life fulfilling few months Reid was unfortunately let go in August during final cuts.
Not to be discouraged, Reid continued to chase down his NFL dream by entering into the Arena Football League (AFL). Fine tuning and sharpening his gridiron game, Reid played for the New Orleans VooDoo in Dec. 2014 and was then assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks in April 2015. After totaling 70.5 tackles, 9 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 kick return for a TD, and 21 pass breakups in 12 starts for the Sharks, Reid was named the 2015 AFL Rookie of the Year and made First Team All-Arena. It’s safe to say that the NFL has not seen the last of Greg Reid.
Birthplace: Valdosta, GA
School: Florida State
Damond Smith is a diamond in the rough! At over 6'0 ft tall Smith possess 4.38 speed which includes very quick feet and great acceleration. A defensive back out of South Alabama (transferred from Western Michigan) this hard hitting; tenacious cornerback has all the tools to be a successful shutdown cornerback in the NFL. One of the most promising players of the 2013 NFL Supplemental draft, Damond played with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014 where he was an asset to the secondary before suffering a small groin injury which sidelined him for 10 weeks.
· 2015 He played with the Arizona Cardinals where he had the advantage of competing with and learning with some of the very best defensive backs in the National Football League
· 2016- Had his first daughter who suffered a tumor and a disease called dandy Walker disease
· 2017 stared FC Corner and Kick Return for the Tampa Bay Storm AFL
Birthplace: Ecorse, MI
School: University of South Alabama
Born in the Limpopo province in a town called Polokwane, South Africa, Wihan is a hidden gem, or I should say a golden foot. With the ability to send a football rocketing 70+ yards for a field goal, Wihan is the answer to your special team needs.
He represented his schools rugby team for 3 years and played for the u21 police rugby club in his senior year where he was awarded the u21 player of the year. W In 2012 he moved back home and played for the Pietersburg Dorp rugby club. He sustained a torn pec before making his way to England to join East Grinstead rugby club, making 2013 a dry year. Only working on rehabbing a torn pec and kicking as much as he could, Wihan found his natural ability to send a football into orbit. It was at this time, Wihan got onto the road to the NFL and never looked back at rugby.
Ranked as a Top Ten strong safety in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft by CBS Sports, Alden Darby would be a key defensive weapon for any NFL organization. Darby attended Arizona State University and took full advantage of his opportunity with the Sun Devils. During his freshman year, he earned Hard Hat player for his work in ASU’s offseason strength and conditioning program. Any football player will tell you it all starts in the weight room. Darby continued to work hard on his game and his dedication paid off in 2012 when he earned All-Pac-12 Second-Team honors. Ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 80, including eight in the team’s bowl victory against Navy, and ranked Sixth All-Time on ASU's single-season interception return yards list with 154.
As a team captain, Darby was the first Sun Devil to earn the privilege of wearing the Pat Tillman Practice Jersey, which head coach Todd Graham awards to those who embody the positive characteristics of the football program and university. Capping of his senior year in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game, recording two interceptions in the game, Darby reached the end of his college football career. Darby had an unforgettable career with the Sun Devils, starting 28 of his 50 career games. He was selected as a 2013 Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-American, made the 2013 All-Pac-12 First-Team, had 10 career interceptions returned for 253 yards along with two touchdowns, recorded 26 pass deflections, 217 career tackles, 155 solo, 8.5 for a loss, 4 career fumble recoveries, and had 3 forced fumbles. Darby was signed by the San Diego Chargers immediately following the 2014 NFL Draft.
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Described as "A true real pocket passer," by CFL analyst Marshall Ferguson During the CFL Combine. Christian Strong has had a stellar career at Seton Hill University, breaking every passing record in the 31 games he started for the Griffins. A two-year caption, Strong passed for 9,395 yards, 145 rushing yards, 741 completions, and 64 total touchdowns (62 passing, 2 rushing) in his career. He was the field general leading the Griffins to the number one passing offense in Division II football in 2016 and Hero Athlete of the Week vs Kutztown University that same season racking up 530 total yards of offense and four touchdowns in the 44-22 victory (link: https://herosports.com/awards/hero-of-the-week/d2-football/christian-strong?utmsource=twitter&utm_medium=poll&utm_campain=D2FBHero). Another major highlight in Strong's career came when he led the Griffins to an upset 41-38 victory over the national ranked #13 Slippery Rock University on September 26, 2015 going 29-52 for 472 yards and four touchdowns in the air. (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vobdCiojxkA&t=172s). Strong was able to record thirteen 300+ passing yard games, and six 400 plus in his career. During his breakout 2016-2017 season, Strong was a mid season All American (link: https://tyrantscouting.com/2016/10/29/tyrants-d2-mid-season-all-americans/). and Harlon Hill Candidate for NCAA Division II football (link: https://herosports.com/news/d2-football-justin-dvorak-christian-strong-lawrence-pittman-tyke-kozeal-colorado-mines-windgate-harlon-hill?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Link&utm_campain=D2Football). During his senior campaign, Strong still surpassed the 3,000 yard passing mark making that back-to-back 3,000 plus passing yard seasons. He also stayed completely healthy during the 11-game span. Another notes, Strong was the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leader on campus and the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. After graduating in December 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Strong attended the California University of Pennsylvania Pro Day on March 12th and was then one of two quarterbacks invited to the CFL Combine on March 23-26 in Winnipeg, Manitoba (link: https://www.cfl.ca/2018/03/20/oleary-canadian-qb-strong-ready-compete-combine/). With that said, Strong also received NFL attention throughout his past senior season where 13 NFL teams came out to watch him either at practice, games, or just to interview. He also conducted five team media interviews at the CFL Combine. A Canadian citizen, Strong has played football both North and South of the border. In 11th grade at Notre Dame Secondary School, (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFlpDGk4LY8&t=5s), he led the Knights to a championship victory in the ROPSSAA bowl, and earned the starting quarterback spot for Countryside High School in Clearwater, Florida where universities recruited him from (link: https://youtube.com/watch?v=vk7Fl-iA7go).
Touted by Mike Stoops saying, "he can be the next Jevon Kearse", Dame Ndiaye is a very athletic and fast player. He played in 15 games at Portland State University from 2013-2014 at defensive end. In his first year he had 15 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and was in on 5 sacks. He made a season-high eight tackles at Montana (10/5) with on tackle for loss. He also had 3 tackles, 1.5 for losses, a sack, and a forced fumble at Oregon State (8/30). Davond finished the year with 18 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, finished career with 10 sacks and 4 forced fumbles in two seasons. Due to coaching changes, he was switched to tight end his senior year at Portland State, where he was primarily a blocker. Davond Ndiaye is a very athletic player and was, also, a highly ranked high school basketball player with 2 cif championships and PAC-12 offers. Also, he was an all-county track star winning league championships in the 200 and 400 meters. Davond Ndiaye will have his Master's Degree completed in December of 2018 in Educational Leadership and Administration. University of Arizona 2011-2013, Portland State 2013-2015
A three-year hard hitting DT at Southern University (2008-10), Jordan Miller played in 31 games and finished his career with 90 tackles, 18.0 tackles, and 30.0 tackles for loss. In the NFL, Jordan has previously spent time with Chicago, Green Bay, and Kansas City before joining Jacksonville on Oct. 1 as a member of the practice squad. He saw action in two games for the Jaguars after being promoted to the active roster on Dec. 20. Jordan made his Jaguars debut on 12/22 vs. TEN and registered 2 solo tackles. Continuing to train at a high level, Jordan is ready to deliver big hits and create big plays