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Friday September 13, 2013

 PITTSBURGH, PA (September 13, 2013) - The Pittsburgh Power have been assigned former Arizona Rattlers defensive back Virgil Gray by the Arena Football League.

A four-year AFL veteran, Gray (5’10”/185/Rhode Island) earned First Team All-Arena honors last season after setting an Arizona Rattler franchise single-season record with 15 interceptions. He was also named the Defensive Player of the Game in ArenaBowl XXVI after aiding the Rattlers in winning their second straight AFL Championship. A three-year member of the Rattlers, Gray was named Second Team-All Arena in 2011 as both a defensive back and kick returner. He started his AFL career with the Milwaukee Mustangs in 2010.

In other player moves, the Power have also been assigned 6’3” 295-pound fullback Tommy Taggert in a trade with the San Jose SaberCats. Taggert, who played collegiately at Oklahoma, missed the majority of the 2013 season due to injury, but scored 21 rushing touchdowns in 2011 and 2012 as a member of the New Orleans VooDoo and San Jose.

Also joining the Power's 2014 roster are defensive lineman Jake Killeen (6’4/240/Charleston Southern) and wide receiver Shaun Kauleinamoku (5’9/185/Western Oregon). Killen signed a reserve/future contract with the NFL”s Indianapolis Colts in January of 2013 and spent his AFL rookie season with the Spokane Shock. Kauleinamoku, a three-year AFL veteran, won an ArenaBowl Championship with the Spokane Shock in 2010 and has also played for the San Antonio Talons and Utah Blaze.

The Power kick off their fourth Arena Football League season in March of 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center.