The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of six-year veteran wide receiver and kick returner, Emery Sammons.
“Emery joined us midway through last season and had an immediate impact,” said Storm Head Coach Lawrence Samuels. “He’s a professional and brings additional veteran leadership to our receiving corps.”
Sammons (6-foot-2, 195 lbs., Norfolk) joins the Storm for his sixth season in the Arena Football League and second in the blue and gold. The Willingboro, NJ native started in 4-of-11 games for Tampa Bay during the 2015 season seeing time at both the wide receiver and kick returner positions. He finished the season with 57 catches for 747 yards and six touchdowns. Sammons also had 16 returns for 228 yards, eclipsing the 100 yards per game mark twice.
He began his AFL career in 2010, when he was a member of the ArenaBowl XXIII Champion Spokane Shock. Sammons has started in 33-of-66 games played, reeling in 254 passes for 3,060 yards and 35 touchdowns. He also has the ability to play defense, recording 35.0 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Prior to turning pro, Sammons spent three seasons (2004-06) at Norfolk State University. He finished his collegiate career ranked second in school history with 1,220 receiving yards.