The Reading Express announces the signing of three more former NCAA Division I players. The Express will begin play in February in the Indoor Football League the change in leagues has paid dividends in drawing more talented players that want to play in Reading.
Anthony Kelly (6’3” 240 lbs) is the product of Florida State University, and joins the Express as a linebacker. Kelly comes to the Express after playing two seasons with the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz in the Arena Football League. A native of Daytona Beach, Fla., Kelly was a 2002 first team all-state linebacker while in high school. Kelly received first team NJCAA All- American and NJCAA first team all-region honors in 2004 at Jones Community Junior College. He was also the recipient of the 2004 Jones Community Junior College defensive MVP award. While playing at FSU he earned Florida State's most improved linebacker at the conclusion of spring practice in 2007.
Anthony Wood (6’0” 190 lbs) comes to the Express after playing at West Virginia University. Wood, a native of Blakeslee, Pa., will play for the Express as a defensive back. While playing at Lackawanna Junior College, Wood was a part of the Falcons’ 2006 undefeated season, en route to the Northeast Conference Championship. Wood was a two time all-area at Pleasant Valley High School and named to the Pennsylvania All-Star game his senior year.
Domenique Milton (5’11” 185 lbs) joins the Express as a defensive back out of the University of Massachusetts. While at UMass, Milton was the fastest player on the team running a 4.3 in the 40 yard dash, starting at wide receiver and switching over to a defensive back. Milton rose from a walk-on to a valuable part of the secondary at UMass. A Boston, Mass., native, Milton was named the Paul Lewis Athlete of the Year as a senior in high school. He was his high school’s football MVP both his junior and senior year, in addition to serving as team captain both years. Milton was also named a Boston Globe and Boston City All-Star his junior and senior years of high school.
Reading Express Indoor Professional Football will begin the 2011 season on Saturday, February 26, at Sovereign Center against the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks. Tickets are now on sale at www.expressindoorfootball.com, or you can call 610.372.PASS (7277) to order.
The Reading Express are one of the most established franchises in indoor football. In five seasons, the team has amassed an overall record of 64-20 with four playoff appearances, two conference titles and the 2009 AIFA National Championship. In 2011, Reading will begin play as a new member of the Indoor Football League.
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