Former Seminole County standout Register's a hit in AF2

April 7, 2008

Albany -- Former Seminole County standout Brandon Register was back on a football field in South Georgia Saturday night, as the defensive back suited up for Louisville against the Wildcats.

Register is in his first year with the Fire, after being in pre-season camp with the Georgia Force.

The 2006 UAB graduate picked off a Cecil Lester pass in the first half, giving him three interceptions in just two games.

Register estimating fifty friends and family members making it to the game to cheer him on, and says there's one key thing to remember about the indoor game.

"Patience," says Register. "Be patient. Especially at the position I play, be patient. Stuff can happen so fast. You have to keep your composure. Can't get down on yourself, you got to stay on an even keel all game."

The defensive back was in camp with the Washington Redskins after graduating from UAB in 2006, and made it through the preseason with the Georgia Force this year.

After getting cut from the AFL squad, Register used his connections with Louisville head coach Tommy Johnson to join the Fire, even though South Georgia is so much closer to home for the Donalsonville native.

"I really didn't talk to anyone from down here, and I really didn't know," says Register. "But I knew coach Johnson tried to get me to come up there the year before this. So I called my agent, and they brought me up. I know (Albany) is real close to home, though."

Register and the Fire host Quad City this Friday night.

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