TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver and kick returner Michael Lindsey, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.
“Mike is an impact player that can make a difference in all phases of the game,” said Gooch. “His ability to play on the offense, defense and special teams gives him a unique skill set that will help us heading into the second half of the season.”
Lindsey (6-foot-1, 218 lbs., Northwestern Mississippi) joins Tampa for his fifth season in the blue and gold. The St. Petersburg native returns to the Storm after spending part of the 2015 season with the Jacksonville Sharks.
“It’s a blessing to be back with the Storm,” said Lindsey. “I have so many memories from playing here and I can’t wait to help my home team make some more.”
The Boca Ciega H.S. product joined the Storm in 2011 and made an immediate impact on the field. He saw time as the team’s primary kick returner, setting the team’s single season kickoff return yards record as a rookie with 1,745. Lindsey holds three of the top season performances as a kickoff returner.
On April 26, 2014, versus the Spokane Shock, Lindsey made history when he surpassed AFL Hall of Famer, George LaFrance, to become the franchise’s all-time leader in kickoff return yards. He currently sits at 6,039 kickoff return yards.
Lindsey is a threat on both sides of the ball, having the ability to play at receiver and jack linebacker. Offensively, he’s caught 196 passes for 2,132 yards and 27 touchdowns. On the defensive end he has 50.5 tackles, four forced fumbles, an interception and a pass breakup.
The team also activated wide receiver V’Keon Lacey.
Lacey (6-foot-4, 218 lbs., Angelo State) appeared in two games this season before going down with injury. He has eight receptions for 98 yards and three touchdowns on the season.