Special to the Journal
ALBANY, GA – The Professional Indoor Football League Champion Albany Panthers will hold an open player tryout on Saturday, February 2 on Phoebe Field in the Albany James H. Gray Civic Center located at 100 West Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany, GA. Panthers Head Coach Lucious Davis, General Manager Will Carter and staff will be evaluating all players in attendance.
The Panthers All-PIFL defensive lineman Chauncey “Sack City” Debose (6’3” – 280 – Eastern Kentucky) was signed from last season’s tryouts and PIFL Championship Game MVP WR Antwontis Cutts (6’2’’ – 170 – Fort Valley State University) was signed at an open tryout in 2010.
“South Georgia clearly has the talent,” said Carter. “We have been impressed by what we have seen here over the years and the signing of Chauncey and Antwontis shows that we are serious about finding local players that will help get us back to the Championship.”
All participants can pre-register before Friday, February 1st at www.albanypanthers.net. The cost of the tryout is $40 for those who pre-register and $50 at the door by cash or money order.
On the day of the tryout, registration will begin at 11 a.m., with stretching starting promptly at 12 p.m.
Players will be tested on their 40-yard dash time, broad jump, and short shuttle with other position-specific drills and one-on-ones to follow. Please bring appropriate workout gear and turf shoes. Testing will take place on turf – no metal cleats are permitted. A trainer will be on hand for emergencies only – not for player taping.
The Albany Panthers are proud founding members of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). All home games are played on Phoebe Field at the Albany James H. Gray Civic Center located in Albany, GA. 2013 Season Ticket information is available by contacting the Albany Panthers offices at (229) 435-1230.