Salina Liberty Gets “Defensive” with Three New Roster Additions

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The Salina Liberty has gotten “defensive” with three new roster additions for the 2018 season. On Thursday, the team announced the additions of Marrion Holmes, Eric Johnson and Kivar Thurmon.

Marrion Holmes is a 6’1″, 317 pound defensive lineman from De Funkiak Springs, Florida. Holmes attended college at the University of West Georgia. During his senior year, playing for the Wolves, Holmes had 36 total tackles, 12 solo and 24 assists, while also accumulating 2.5 sacks.

“Holmes is physical enough to take on double teams and be stout on the run but athletic enough to beat you with quickness in the pass rush game,” said Liberty Head Coach Heron O’Neal. “He disengages from offensive lineman with great use of his hands.”

Eric Johnson was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Johnson played Division III football at Rockford College in Illinois where he received multiple Special Teams Player of the Week awards. Last season, Johnson played nine games for the Dodge City Law, registering 39 tackles, 24 solo and 15 assists to go along with 2 interceptions.

“Eric has great technique and speed. He works extremely hard on the field and in the film room,” said O’Neal. “He’s a very important piece of our secondary.”

Kivar Thurman is a 5’10”, 190 pound defensive back from South Nyack, New York. Following high school, Thurman attended Dean University before transferring to Delaware University at the beginning of his junior season. Thurman started playing for Coach O’Neal last year with the Dodge City Law.

“Thurman came in late in the season, but he played well on defense and special teams,” O’Neal said. “He plays well against the pass and the run and will be an asset to our defensive secondary.”

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