OV's Rayshawn Askew signs an autograph for a faithful fan.
 Which team will score the most points this week?
Sioux Falls
Black Hills
Ohio Valley

Raptors Ink Alcorn State All-America Cornerback Tyrone Parsons;
« Back
February 24, 2005 - Huntsville, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Raptors’ secondary just keeps getting better as the 2005 United Indoor Football season approaches.

Raptors coach Dick Adams has signed former Alcorn State cornerback Tyrone Parsons, who was a 2003 First-Team All-SWAC and All-American selection.

Parsons (5-foot-8, 187 pounds) will join former Viper standouts Henry Freeman and David Knott in the Tennessee Valley secondary when training camp opens Tuesday at Calvary Hill.

“Parsons is the real deal and he is really going to fit into what we want to accomplish on defense,’’ Adams said. “The pieces are starting to come together for us. We’ve still got some work to do on offense, but that will come in time and we should have a few more key players join us by Monday. Right now I’m just ready to get started and get on the field.”

Parsons was named a Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College All-American and Second-Team All-American by the Sports Network after completing a senior campaign that included 60 tackles (38 solo). He was also among the nation’s leaders with seven interceptions, and had two defensive touchdowns on an interception and fumble return to go along with 10 pass breakups and one blocked field goal.

A Memphis native, Parsons was a three-year starter at Alcorn State and finished his career with 174 tackles, 50 passes defended and 20 interceptions with 157 return yards.

Roster Expands: Reporting for camp also will be former Alabama A&M quarterback Mark Drake (6-1, 175); defensive backs Markus Hicks (5-10, 180) and Ryan Norman (5-9, 168) of Catawba College; linebacker Nate Stallworth (6-0, 230) out of Eastern Michigan and ex-Cumberland defensive back Sean Hilliard (6-1, 205).

 Search Archives
Search for:

Browse archives

©2004-2005 United Indoor Football. All Rights Reserved
“United Indoor Football is not affiliated, associated, or sponsored by any other professional football league,
the National Indoor Football League, the Arena Football League or any of its member teams.”