Storm Announce Opening Roster

Mar 20, 2015 Tampa Bay Storm

With the end of training camp, the Tampa Bay Storm has announced the opening 24-man roster for its 28th season, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

“This is always the toughest part of training camp, but it is a necessary part of the season that all teams must go through,” said Gooch.  “This was one of the most competitive camps we’ve had and there was a ton of talent on the field.  We believe that we picked the best crop of players to open up the upcoming Tampa Bay Storm season.”

The 24-man roster is comprised of 14 veterans, eight of which return to the Storm from the previous season. Two players joined the team late last season and have made the squad for 2015. The remaining nine players on the roster are in their first season in the Arena Football League.

The team acquired WR Phillip Barnett and OL Rocco Manfre.

The team reassigned DL Ryne Giddins, OL A.J. Harmon, DB Rod Issac, DL Frank Mays, C Raymond McNeil, DB Terrence Mitchell, and DB Paul Robinson.

Here is the 24-man roster:

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Exp.

DOB

School

Nick Addison

DB

6.2

185

R

2.1.93

Bethune-Cookman

Phillip Barnett

WR

6.0

215

R

6.3.90

Toledo

Jason Boltus

QB

6.3

220

3

8.21.86

Hartwick

Randall Burden

DB

6.2

183

1

2.6.89

Kentucky

Richard Clebert

DL

6.0

300

4

11.15.85

South Florida

Luke Collis

QB

6.2

230

1

7.27.88

Occidental

Everett Dawkins

DL

6.2

300

R

6.13.90

Florida State

Bruce Doyle

OL

6.4

305

R

1.18.92

Brockport State (NY)

Julius Forte

DL

6.1

257

1

12.16.90

South Florida

Uriah Grant

DL

6.1

295

1

3.22.89

Mississippi 

Julius Gregory

WR

6.4

225

R

5.18.88

Shaw University

James Harrell

DB

5.10

195

2

10.7.89

Arkansas - Pine Bluff

Rick-J Hill

DB

6.1

211

R

3.5.87

Fort Valley State

Kendrick Ings

WR

5.10

180

R

6.17.90

Miller Grove H.S. (GA)

Dexter Jackson

DL

6.2

270

4

3.19.88

Bethune-Cookman

Carl Johnson

OL

6.5

255

R

9.3.87

Florida

Rocco Manfre

OL

6.4

310

R

2.26.91

Marist

Alfred McCullough

OL

6.2

330

2

7.16.89

Alabama

Al Phillips 

DB

5.11

190

5

10.14.85

Wagner

Jeremy Schonbrunner

OL

6.3

320

1

9.12.89

Temple

Brandon Sesay

DL

6.6

302

2

12.16.86

Texas-Tech

T.T. Toliver

WR

6.0

185

12

1.31.77

Bethune-Cookman

Jarvis Williams

WR

6.4

220

3

10.15.87

North Carolina State