On a separate transaction the Revolution traded offensive lineman Trey Allen (who won an AFL championship with the Arizona Rattlers 2013), to the Danger for the two just acquired from the Storm - Solomon and Sanders.
Two local guys that the fans in the Dallas area can recognize as well. Soloman is a native Texan out of Ft. Worth, and he gets to come home for the 2014 IFL season, and Sanders playing college ball at Navarro College and Baylor.
Head Coach Chris Williams of the Revolution said about the trade…
We get Sanders and Solomon that can play right away for us, instead of us waiting six weeks for Tray Allen if he does not make the Rattlers squad. It is good for us because we get two guys we wanted, and we get them now.
Solomon, who has won two IFL Championships with the Storm, brings his veteran and championship leadership to a young squad that is the Texas Revolution.
Head Coach Williams also said about Solomon…
We have always liked Clinton even to the days when I was coaching in West Texas. We got to see what kind of player he was when he played in Wichita. We always tried to figure out how to get him on the roster, and this year it worked out. He lives here, and he did not really want to leave his job and go back to the Storm, so it all kind of fell into place.
Last season for the Storm, Solomon played in only five regular season games and caught only 14 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns. He also had three catches for 31 yards in the 2013 playoffs. A far cry from the numbers he put up in 2012. His numbers in 2012 totaled in 14 regular season games of 61 catches 789 yards and 27 touchdowns. In the 2012 playoffs Solomon played in all three games and caught 10 balls for 180 yards and five touchdowns.
Solomon also played three years, 2003 -2005, for the Iowa Hawkeyes where his numbers were 1,864 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. In 2007 Solomon spent time in the Chicago Bears camp, but was a late release, and went to play for the Rush of Chicago and the AFL. He and also spent 2009-2011 with the Wichita Wild.
Sanders, from Baylor, spent time in Colorado in 2012 playing nine games throwing for 446 yards and 13 touchdowns, he also rushed for 12 touchdowns as well as racked up 80 yards. He played his high school ball at Marlin High School, in Marlin, Texas. He was a three-year starter at quarterback earned first-team 2005 Waco Tribune-Herald Super Centex honors. He also played 11 of 12 games as junior in first season at Baylor. Sanders also played at Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas for two years.
You can find out more about the IFL and it’s teams at www.goifl.com, as well as the individual team sites as well. Here is a list of the teams, as well as their locations and websites, that will be participating in the 2014 IFL season.
Texas Revolution - Allen, Texas
Wyoming Cavalry - Casper, Wyoming
Tri-Cities Fever - Kennewick, Washington
Sioux Falls Storm - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Green Bay Blizzard - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Cedar Rapids Titans - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nebraska Danger - Grand Island, Nebraska
Colorado Ice - Ft. Collins, Colorado
Bemidji Axemen - Bemidji, Minnesota
Sonny Clark is the radio voice of the Texas Revolution, as well as the IFL. Sonny also calls football, basketball, and baseball games for the Rowlett Eagles - his local high school. He also hosts “The Couch Potato Sports Show” on BlogTalkRadio.