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By: Matthew Hester
Columbus Lions Indoor Football
Media Relations Director

COLUMBUS, GA (April 10, 2012) – The Columbus Lions (2-2) of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) are proud to announce the re-signing of two-time first team kicker Trey Crum (5’7 180, Delta State).

Last season, after coming over from Mobile, Crum earned 1st Team nomination after notching a league-high 20 Uno’s during the regular season in addition to nailing another eight during the clubs playoff run.  For the past two seasons, the Lefty has solidified the Lions kicking game scoring 278 points along with 53 Uno’s.

TreyCrum2011Trey comes in at a necessary time as the club has struggled through their first four games ranking last in PAT’s completing just 68% (17/25), kickoff coverage (33 yards/kick), and second to last in field goals going 1 for 4.

“What an awesome opportunity it is to return home,” says newly re-signed Kicker Trey Crum.  “It’s been so much more than just a game, a field goal, or an Uno, it’s about the relationships that I have built with the team and especially the Lions fans.  I’m excited to return home!”

In addition, the Lions also added Defensive Lineman Melvin Matthews (6’4 300, Grambling St.).  The former Division I FCS All-American was signed to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie mini-camp in 2010 while also spending time with the AFL’s Bossier Shreveport Battle Wings in that same year.

On Saturday, the Columbus Lions host the reeling Louisiana Swashbucklers (1-2) losers of two straight.  It will be a rematch of the 2010 SIFL Championship Game in which the Lions defeated the Bucs 68-13.

Saturday is also “Cancer Awareness Night”, in support of this cause the Lions will be donning pink jersey’s and will be playing with pink footballs which will be auctioned off immediately following the game.

For group rates and ticket information, contact the Lions front office at 706-322-3336 and for a look at what the Lions will be wearing in this Saturday’s game, visit the official Columbus Lions Facebook page.

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The Columbus Lions announced they will become a member of the Arena Developmental League on Tuesday afternoon. The Lions join the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, who announced their intentions to join the ADL on Tuesday morning, as the first two franchises to commit to the ADL. “As a staff and an ownership group, at all times, it’s about the product we put on the field for our fans,” said Lions head coach and general manager Jason Gibson. “Our No. 1 priority was moving up and bringing in a higher caliber of entertainment, teams, coaches, and personnel from top to bottom. It’s a great opportunity for us, and we felt we owed it to our fans. “Our players need a platform to show what they can do. This league will harness their talent and get guys where they need to be. Some of the best satisfaction for a coach is to see players down the road have success. I’m excited.” Both the Lions and Steelhawks have been established indoor football ...
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