Steelhawks Add Record Setting Quarterback
The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks are continuing to make big moves in the offseason with their latest signing for the 2012 season, the addition of former Southern Methodist University Quarterback Justin Willis.
While at Division-I SMU, Willis was named C-USA Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2006 along with the team’s Offensive MVP award winner in both 2006 and 2007. The signal caller also holds the school records for career touchdowns (58) and yards (2,944 passing-699 rushing) in a season, accomplished in 2007. He has a career 62% completion percentage while throwing for 4,991 yards and 51 touchdowns, rushing for 1,067 yards and six touchdowns, and catching 14 passes for 143 yards and one score. The Quarterback spent 2010 in the German Football League (GFL) playing with the Marburg Mercenaries.
“Justin brings a wealth of experience and athletic ability to our team,” stated Steelhawks Head Coach Rich Britt. “He has the opportunity to come in here and fight for a starting spot and hopefully lead this team to where we all want it to be. We are bringing in a talented mix of skill position players, and guys along the lines to help our Quarterbacks succeed to their fullest potential. We couldn’t be more thrilled to add Justin to this team.”
In other Steelhawks news, the team plans to announce their first open tryout for the 2012 season in the coming days. Last year, the team signed 12 young men from two open tryout dates, which was the most in the IFL in 2011.
The Steelhawks will be bringing back the fast paced, exciting action of Indoor Football to Stabler Arena at the beginning of 2012. Season tickets are now available. For more information about tickets, please call the Director of Ticket Operations, Robert Wynn at 610-282-3100 or by email at email@example.com.