Outlaws Boost Roster With 5 New Additions
Outlaws Press Release
LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Outlaws added five more players to their inaugural 2015 roster on Friday. The team has traded its top claim order position to the Orlando Predators in exchange for offensive lineman Zack Williams and the Predators’ claim order position. Additionally, the team has been assigned defensive linemen Jabari Fletcher and Junior Aumavae, offensive linemanMason Miles, and defensive back Myron Lewis.
Amavaue (6-3, 315, Minnesota State) was originally assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm in February 2013 but did not see any game action having been signed by the NFL’s New York Jets prior to the start of the 2013 AFL season. He began his college career at Western Washington and earned First-Team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference honors prior to transferring to Minnesota State after WWU cut its football program. While at Minnesota State, Aumavae made an immediate impact for the Mavericks as he was named First-Team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the NSIC Defensive Newcomer of the Year following the 2009 season. He began his professional career as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010.
Fletcher (6-4, 275, Appalachian State) is a two-year veteran of the AFL. He last appeared in the AFL in 2013, starting 12 games for the San Jose Sabercats. Fletcher served as an Ironman in San Jose, racking up 21.5 total tackles, six sacks, a pair of fumble recoveries and an interception along the defensive line, to go along with 45 rushing yards and a team-high nine touchdowns on the ground as a goal line back. During the 2012 AFL campaign, Fletcher split time between the Arizona Rattlers andJacksonville Sharks and accumulated eight tackles in eight total appearances. Prior to turning pro, Fletcher started 41-of-51 career games at Appalachian State (2007-10) and notched 21.5 career sacks. As a senior in 2010, Fletcher logged 60 tackles, nine sacks and one interception in 13 games. Fletcher has also spent time with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys.
Lewis (6-2, 205, Vanderbilt) enters his first season in the AFL. He was a third round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming out of Vanderbilt in 2010. In three seasons, he appeared in 28 games with one start for the Buccaneers. At Vanderbilt, Lewis started 36 of the 46 games in which he played and recorded 170 tackles, 10 interceptions, five sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss and 26 passes breakups. He was a Second Team All-SEC selection following his 2009 senior season with the Commodores.
Miles (6-4, 300, Utah) also enters his rookie season in the AFL after a standout career at the University of Utah where he earned the starting job at left guard a week after arriving on campus in 2011. Miles played in 23 games for the Utes, starting 21. He began his college career at El Camino Junior College where he earned Second Team All-Southern California Football Association honors in 2010.
Williams (6-4, 310, Washington State) started 14 games along the offensive line as a rookie for the Orlando Predators last season. Before coming to the AFL, Williams was a sixth round draft choice of the Carolina Panthers in 2011. The California native had an impressive senior year at Washington State, winning the Mike Utley Award as the Cougars’ Lineman of the Year.
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