Orlando Predators Add Former NFL DB Bobby Felder
Tuesday January 12, 2016
ORLANDO – January 12, 2016 – The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with former NFL defensive back Bobby Felder, the franchise has announced. Felder enters his rookie season in the Arena Football League.
“Bobby has a tremendous combination of size and athletic ability,” said Head Coach Rob Keefe. “He has very good ball skills and is a constant competitor on the field. We’re excited to see how his skill set translates to the arena game.”
Felder (6-0, 205, Nicholls State) signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2012, spending his rookie season on the practice squad. He re-signed with the Vikings entering the 2013 season, but was later claimed off of waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October. Following a year with the Bucs, Felder signed with the Buffalo Bills for training camp during the 2014 season.
Felder was a three-year starter at cornerback for Nicholls State University, where he finished tied for fourth in school history with 12 career interceptions and was a two-time All-Southland Conference selection. As a senior in 2011, he made an impact on both defense and special teams, posting a team-high five interceptions while adding three blocked kicks. He totaled 49 tackles with one sack, four stops for loss, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
A native of Mississippi, Felder attended McComb High School, where he was a four-year letterman in football and basketball for the Tigers.
About The Orlando Predators
The Orlando Predators celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2016 as Central Florida’s most exciting and innovative professional sports franchise. Proud members of the Arena Football League, the Predators have achieved unprecedented success on the field. Orlando has advanced to the AFL playoffs a league-leading 22 times in their history while securing seven conference championships, including two ArenaBowl Championship victories in 1998 and 2000.