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Brigade Add Players to Roster

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Baltimore make additions to their roster including Bell, Lurry and Smallwood

BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore Brigade added multiple players to their training camp roster including offensive lineman Wilson Bell and defensive back Shawun Lurry.

Bell enters his second year of arena football after starting in three games with the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League. Before transferring to Auburn University as a graduate student, Bell started in 18 games while attending Florida State University. He was named Florida State’s co-offensive scout player of the year after helping the Seminoles win the BCS National Championship in 2013.

Former Northern Illinois University Lurry once led the Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) with nine interceptions. He is currently tied for fifth all-time at NIU in interceptions with 14 and tied for third all-time with 33 career passes broken up. The three-year starter was invited to the Pittsburg Steelers rookie minicamp in 2018.

Arizona State University’s defensive lineman Tashon Smallwood was also signed by the Brigade. Smallwood totaled 131 tackles, 31 for a loss and 10.5 sacks in his four years at ASU and attended a New Orleans Saint minicamp in 2017.

The Brigade also signed Hampton University’s defensive lineman Owen Obasuyi who completed his career with 144 tackles and 14 sacks. Obasuyi spent time with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent, participating in their training camp.

Also signed by the Brigade were defensive back Travis Lee from Miles College and wide receivers Domonique Young from Perdue and Robert Wheelwright from Wisconsin. Morgan State’s offensive lineman Ehijele Ubuane from Baltimore, Maryland was also signed by the Brigade.


The AFL’s Baltimore Brigade are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven professional sports teams: the Brigade, 2018 ArenaBowl Champion Washington Valor, NBA's Washington Wizards, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. Monumental Sports & Entertainment is also co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid, and owns and operates Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and EagleBank Arena on George Mason University's campus. In conjunction with the District of Columbia and Events DC, MSE is a partner in a new sports and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth’s East campus that opened in September 2018.