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Wildcats head to New Hampshire without Burstein

May 17, 2005

 Albany - If the South Georgia Wildcats are going to make it three straight wins then they are going to have beat the Manchester Wolves without receiver Matt Burstein.

Burstein, the offensive player of the year last season in the Arena 2 Football League, will not be able to travel with the Wildcats due to a new job he just started in Orlando.

After earning 250 dollars a game,  head coach Chris Siegfried says Burstein has taken marketing job that is very good career opportunity for the Wildcats offensive specialist.

Matt Burstein played four seasons with the Cape Fear Wildcats and signed to play with Grand Rapids in the Arena League.

Burstein was released after suffering an hamstring injury on the first day of training camp.

He returned to arena football when he signed with the South Georgia Wildcats three weeks ago.

The former Arkansas Razorback was shutout in Saturday's win over Arkansas but has caught 20 passes in his first two games for the Wildcats including seven touchdowns.

Wildcats coach Chris Siegfried is hoping that Burstein will be able to play when the team returns home to play Rio Grande Valley on May 28th.

But with or without the AF2's offensive player of the year, the coach says his offense still has alot of firepower.

Chris Siegfried said "If this company gets him under contract then he is done and that is something that we have got to face. Fortunately, we have Archie Turner who is more than adequate as an offensive specialist."

The Wildcats adding a player to their roster. The team has signed James Madison fullback Chris Iorio.

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