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Gant inks with AF2

March 16, 2005 · MT Media Relations
HIDALGO, TX - The Rio Grande Valley Dorados of arenafootball2 announced today the signing of former Middle Tennessee star Julius Gant to their 2005 roster.

Gant turns pro after playing collegiately for the Blue Raiders. The Atlanta, Georgia native played three seasons with the Blue Raiders and played in 1,797 snaps, registering 121 knockdowns. He started in 25 of the 34 games he played in and was a five-time recipient of the team's "Most Valuable Lineman" honor issued after every game. The 6'4" 305-pound lineman claimed three of the honors as a senior in 2003 with top performances against Missouri, Utah State and Troy State. He had a cumulative grade performance of 82 percent during his senior season and graded out a season best 89 against Missouri and Georgia. The 23 year-old Gant grew up in Atlanta and was a member of the All-City Team while at Southside High School.

The addtion places the Dorados roster with 27 members announced to the 2005 squad, joining Brian Baker (QB), Darvell Bivens (WR/DB), John Bradley (OL/DL), Mario Butler (WR/DB), Dwight Counter (WR/DB), J.R. Davies (QB), Jonathan Feig (K), Sterling Finney (WR/DB), Marquis Floyd (WR/DB), Wil Goff (OL/DL), Will Goodloe (OL/DL), Eric Houle (K), Josh Kellett (QB), Marquis Landrom (WR/DB), Joseph Lemberg (OS), Moses Lewis (TBD), Jesse Mayfield (OL/DL), Travis McAlpine (WR/DB), Kenny McClain (OL/DL), Ben McCombs (DE, FB/LB), David Morrill (FB/LB), Antoine Murphy (OL/DL), Pierre Thomas (WR/DB) and Josh Tubbs (OL/DL). Media members seeking an interview with Gant and/or Coach Guy are encouraged to contact Chris Due with the Dorados at 956-843-5656.

The Dorados kick-off their 2005 campaign April 9th at the Dodge Arena, as they host the Louisville Fire. Additional info can also be found by visiting the Dorados online at www.doradosfootball.com.

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