TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- While the rest of the world is busy celebrating this holiday season, Team-owners, General Managers, and Head Coaches of the newly re-birthed Arena Football League (AF1) are scouring the ranks of the NFL, CFL, and collegiate rosters to fill in key positions for the upcoming 2010 season.
Head Coach Tim Marcum, leader of the five-time World Champion Tampa Bay Storm and universally acknowledged as the greatest coach in Arena Football history, has his eyes set on a different type of gift for Tampa Bay fans this Christmas... stand-out Wide Receiver T. Saint-Michaels.
Saint-Michaels, most recently of the (then AFL) Arena Bowl Champion Albany Firebirds, surprised coaches and fans alike in his pre-season play. As a walk-on during open tryouts following Albany's move to Indianapolis, free agent Saint-Michaels quickly proved to be one of the quickest, most agile members of the Firebird's offense. A veteran of multiple NFL Combines... at 6 - 0 and 228 lbs, Saint-Michaels' brawn and smash-mouth style of play is ideally suited for the narrow lanes and short field of Arena Football.
Having reviewed hours of his game-tapes, Coach Marcum (now in his 15th year) has nothing but glowing praise for the soon-to-be Storm addition. "His extraordinary athleticism, strength and speed will be a powerful weapon in our game plan, both on the ground and in the air. We're anxious to get him on board," says Marcum.
Saint-Michaels' elite athletic prowess spans far beyond the gridiron, and includes triathlon, boxing, track and field, and even motorsport. His efforts have been chronicled (and in some cases supported by) a who's who of today's top mens' magazines: Weider Publications, Men's Fitness, Details, and a host of others.
The Storm organization is recognized as one of the leading teams in the Arena Football League, setting numerous attendance records in its 19 years. The team also won world championships in 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2003, winning the last championship in front of a sell-out crowd of 20,496 at the St. Pete Times Forum.
Beginning immediately, fans can place a $25 deposit on season tickets for the 2010 Tampa Bay Storm season by calling 813.301.6600. Season ticket prices have been reduced significantly in all seating areas for the 2010 season compared to previous years... and a new, family-friendly indoor tailgate area is also being added to the St. Pete Times Forum for Storm fans' enjoyment.
Contact: R. Goldstein 888.687.4502 Scene1SportsGrp@Comcast.net
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SOURCE Scene 1 Sports Management; Tampa Bay Storm Inc.