Lions Sign Veteran Arena QB and former Oakland Raider Danny Southwick

by Tyler Boutwell

The Columbus Lions will look to improve their depth and provide much needed competition for quarterback Darren Daniel with the signing of experienced arena football veteran and former Oakland Raiders practice squad member Danny Southwick. Following Mason Espinosa's retirement, the Lions were left with only Daniel as a registered quarterback on the roster. Danny Southwick will fill that void. Southwick boasts a career 133 to 40 touchdown to interception ratio, as well as, 6,294 passing yards, and career quarterback rating of 94.45. Southwick is a pocket passer as evidenced by contrast with Daniel who has twice as many rushing touchdowns in the first two weeks as Southwick has in his 13-year professional career. Southwick is expected to be available for the Lions' trip tomorrow into the Shark Tank in Jacksonville, Florida at 7:00 pm.

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The Columbus Lions are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2007, the Columbus Lions are starting their 16th season in 2022. The Lions are a 3x league champion and 14 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 Follow the Lions on Facebook at, twitter @columbuslions and


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 sixth season in 2022. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at For more information about the NAL visit,,,