Salina Liberty Strengthens Offensive and Defensive Lines

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The Salina Liberty on Thursday announced the additions of four more players to their 2018 roster that will help the team strengthen both the offensive and defensive lines.

Offensive lineman Kelvin McCoy, offensive and defensive lineman Brandon King, offensive and defensive lineman Dana Harris Jr. and defensive lineman and linebacker Ronald Buford Jr. have all been signed by the team.

Kelvin McCoy is a 6’3”, 315 pound offensive lineman from Inglewood, California. He went to college at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, where he was part of the CIAA all-conference team. McCoy was the starting center for the Dodge City Law last year.

“He’s a big strong performer who has quickness and can get to the second level with his blocks,” said Liberty Head Coach Heron O’Neal. “He was the anchor to the offensive line last year and can also play the guard position.”

Brandon King is a 6’4”, 330 pound offensive and defensive lineman from Georgia. In high school, King was named one of Georgia’s top 100 prospects from Rivals.com. He went on to play college football at Alabama A&M and the University of South Alabama.

“King is a versatile lineman who can play both sides of the ball, making him an asset to our team,” said O’Neal.

Dana Harris Jr. is a 6’3”, 318 pound offensive and defensive Lineman from Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Madison Heights High school. Harris then went on the Grand Rapids Community College, where he was an honorable mention in the All-Midwest football conference selections, while helping his team to an 11-0 undefeated season. He then went on to play at Youngstown State University.

“Harris is another versatile lineman capable of playing every position on both sides on the ball,” adds O’Neal. “Our staff has worked diligently targeting players such as Dana that can bring skill set to the table which is a necessity in indoor football.”

Ronald Buford Jr. is a 6’4″, 215 defensive lineman and defensive back. He attended Bluefield High School, where he helped them win two state championships. He then went on to play college football for the Bluefield Rams.

“He’s an athletic linebacker and defensive end,” O’Neal said. “Ronald has long arms to go along with his quickness, where he is then able to provide constant pressure on the opposing teams quarterback by constantly getting into the backfield to get tackles for losses or sacks.”

The Salina Liberty is celebrating its third season in the Champions Indoor Football League. Reserve your tickets now through the Tony’s Pizza Events Center Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., or by calling 785-826-7200. Tickets start at just $9.

Get more information at www.SalinaLiberty.com.

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