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Six Wildcats heading to AFL

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November 5, 2007

Albany - Coming the most successful season in the history of the South Georgia Wildcats, it is not surprising that so many Wildcat players are getting interest from AFL teams.

The Arena 2 League is a developmental league for the Arena Football League and the Wildcats has so far have had six players sign with AFL squads.

Quarterback D. Bryant is staying close to home.

Bryant has signed with the Georgia Force in Atlanta.

D. Bryant shattered the Wildcats passing records in 2007 and became just the third quarterback in AF2 history to throw more than 100 touchdown passes in a season.

Two of Bryant's favorite receivers, Chavis McCollister and James Robinson, are headed to Kansas City to join former Wildcats offensive coordinator Rickey Foggie who has the same title with the Kansas City Brigade.

McCollister, whose contract is waiting to be approved by the AFL, was the Wildcats leading receiver with more than 1700 receiving yards and 36 touchdown receptions.

James Robinson caught 77 passes for more than 1160 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Wildcats fullback-linebacker Derrick Lloyd is also signing with the Brigade.

 Robinson was third in receivering with over 1100 yards and 27 touchdown passes.

Fullback Derrick Lloyd is also going to sign with Kansas City.

Defensive back Daryon Brutley will be playing in Florida.

The Eufaula, Alabama native has signed a two year contract with the Tampa Bay Storm.

Brutley set a Wildcats record with nine interceptions this season and he also had 68 tackles.

While the Wildcats wish those players the best in the AFL, head coach Derek Stingley is already working on next year's roster.

Wildcats have re-signed four players already including defensive lineman Joe Woolridge.

Woolrdige led the team with six quarterback sacks despite the fact he only played in 12 games due to injury.

The Wildcats have also signed defensive back Roland Cola and receivers P.J. Berry and Pierre Lee.

The Wildcats are planning an open tryout for Saturday December 8th.

More details on time and location will be announced later.

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