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11/03/2019 5:23 PM

Another day, another big signing for the Columbus Lions as Desmond Reece joins the team. Reece, the Valley, Alabama native, played in five games for the Lions last season. He hauled in 14 catches for 128 yards and one touchdown.
While his impact on the Lions in 2019 was minimal, Lions head coach Jason Gibson sees a lot of upside in the budding wide receiver. “Desmond is a game changer. He came on late last season and prove to be a red zone giant. I can’t wait to see him with a full season under his belt.”
Reece played four years at Valley High School where he recorded 1,800 yards and 31 touchdowns. Those numbers got him the honor of being named team captain and the Most Valuable Player at Valley. Reece would move on to Tuskegee University. While is career started slow, he would end up leading the team in all categories his senior year. Reece caught 58 passes for 910 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was a big part of the 9-3 Tuskegee team that reached the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs.


The Columbus Lions are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2007, the Columbus Lions are starting their 14th season in 2020. The Lions are a 3x league champion and 13 playoff appearances in their rich history. The Lions play their home games at Hughston Field in the Columbus Civic Center. Lions Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (706) 322-3336 or visit columbuslions.com. Follow the Lions on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Lionsfootball/, twitter @columbuslions and instagram.com/Columbuslions.


The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. The National Arena League will kick off its fourth season in 2020. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com . For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.