Storm Adds To Roster
Thursday April 16, 2015
Tampa Bay acquires OL Chris Jamison and DL Frank Mays
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Chris Jamison and defensive lineman Frank Mays, announced Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.
“We felt the team needed some added presence to the offensive line,” said Gooch. “Chris brings four years of veteran experience along the offensive line and can play multiple positions.”
Jamison (6-foot-2, 300 lbs., Troy) joins the Storm for his first season in the blue and gold. The four-year veteran began his AFL career with the Orlando Predators in 2011, making 14 starts during his rookie campaign. He would spend three full seasons with Orlando, splitting time with the Predators and the Jacksonville Sharks in 2014. Jamison can play multiple positions along the offensive line, including fullback. For his career he’s carried the ball 40 times for 117 yards and five touchdowns. He has also caught 11 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.
“Frank provides a big body for the defensive line,” said Gooch. “His height is an added benefit that we hope can be a difference maker on the defensive side of the ball.”
Mays (6-foot-9, 295 lbs., Florida A&M) enters his rookie season with the Storm after spending all of training camp with the team this past offseason. He played at Central Lakes College (MN) before transferring to Florida A&M for his junior and senior seasons. At FAMU, Mays appeared in 21 games for the Rattlers, leading the team with 4.0 sacks in his senior season. He finished his collegiate career with 68 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. Mays began his professional career with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League in 2014.
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