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Lions Add Veteran To Defense

11/21/2019 8:24 AM

The Columbus Lions make another signing to add to their experienced defense. Linebacker Lenroy Neysmith, who played for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks in 2018 and then moved over to the Arena Football League where he played for the Philadelphia Soul and the Baltimore Brigade, excited head coach Jason Gibson. “Lenroy brings experience to the Lions, We look forward to his leadership in the locker room” said Coach Gibson.
In 2018 with the Steelhawks, Neysmith played in 13 games recording 21 total tackles, which was 4th on the team. The linebacker also had a pick to his name and had a nose for finding the football when it was jarred loose recovering four fumbles, which led the team. In 2019, Neysmith found himself with the Soul and Brigade. With both teams, he would rack up 20 tackles, one fumble recovery and one interception.
He joins a Lions defense that was filled with SEC talent last season that finished 3rd in total defense behind the NAL Championship game participants Carolina Cobras and Jacksonville Sharks


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.


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