Gladiators to Open Training Camp Thursday, March 16th

CLEVELAND, OH - The Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, will officially begin the 2017 season when they open their 9th training camp this Thursday, March 16th. Players will report to camp Thursday at the team’s practice and training facility, Lost Nation Sports Park West in Lorain where they will hold official meetings and physicals. The team will hit the field for the first time on Friday, March 17th. All training camp practices will once again be open to the public.

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The Gladiators’ 2017 training camp roster features the return of quarterback and Cleveland native (Glenville H.S.) Arvell Nelson (70 passing TD’s, 11 rushing TD’s in 2016) and wide receivers Collin Taylor (2016 All-Arena first team; 32 receiving TD’s) and Quentin Sims (27 receiving TD’s in 2016) as well as offensive lineman Joe Madsen (Chardon HS; 2016 All-Arena first team). The roster also features many new and exciting players including defensive back and Euclid, Ohio native Rayshaun Kizer (66 career interceptions), reigning AFL Playmaker of the Year Brandon Thompkins (38 receiving TD’s in 2016), as well as the return of defensive lineman Willie McGinnis (26 career sacks).

Training camp runs through March 31st, when the season-opening roster will be determined.  Throughout training camp, each day’s on-field practice session will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (subject to change).

The Gladiators begin the 2017 season with their home opener at The Q on Saturday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Storm. 

WHO: CLEVELAND GLADIATORS

WHAT: 2017 CLEVELAND GLADIATORS TRAINING CAMP

WHERE: LOST NATION SPORTS PARK WEST (2101 ALL PRO ATHLETIC AVE. LORAIN, OH 44053)

WHEN: MARCH 17TH THROUGH MARCH 31ST, 10:00 A.M.-12:15 P.M. DAILY.

*Practice dates and times are subject to change

Below is the official 2017 Training Camp roster:

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS: Shane Boyd, Tanner Marsh, Arvell Nelson

OFFENSIVE LINE: CJ Cobb, Jaylen Hunter, Dashawn Johnson, Joe Madsen, Phillipkeith Manley, Jordan McCray, Jesse Somsel

WIDE RECEIVERS: Quentin Sims, Collin Taylor, Brandon Thompkins, Nick Truesdell, Antonio Vaughan, Devin Wilson

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINE: Keith Bowers, Darryl Cato-Bishop, Michael Carlisle, Viliseni Fauonuku, Jacobbi McDaniel, Willie McGinnis, Nick Seither, Alstevis Squirewell, Derrick Summers

DEFENSIVE BACKS: JaJuan Harley, Jordan Holland, Arness Ikner, Alvin Ray Jackson, Keiron Jones, Rayshaun Kizer, Paris Logan, Kent Richardson

To view the complete 2017 Gladiators training camp roster, click here.

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