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Born: September 27, 1988
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
6' 5", 225
College: Texas Southern
Roster Status: Active

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Cleveland Gladiators, Arena Football prepare for big season despite small numbers (photos)
cleveland.com
The Cleveland Gladiators will open the Arena Football League's 30th season on Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Storm in Quicken Loans Arena.

Arena Football League: Gladiators trying to embrace change this season
Chronicle Telegram
It’s a time of transition for the Cleveland Gladiators and the Arena Football League as the Gladiators get ready for the 2017 season.

Cleveland Gladiators fall to Philly Soul, 83-62
cleveland.com

Cleveland Gladiators fall to Arizona Rattlers in home finale, 77-62
cleveland.com
Nick Davila threw nine touchdowns to lead the Arizona Rattlers to a 77-62 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators in an Arena Football League game Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland Gladiators upset Philadelphia Soul, 63-49
cleveland.com

Cleveland Gladiators get past Tampa Bay Storm in OT, 70-63
cleveland.com

Steel go back to drawing board after 'very disappointing' loss at LA
Portland Tribune
The Steel might need to find two or three of them as they prepare to go back on the road — again. Portland is 0-5, and the offense and defense both need work, for sure, after Monday night’s 66-27 Arena Football League setback at the Los Angeles KISS.

Sharks collapse in loss to Gladiators
WJXT Jacksonville

Cleveland Gladiators top Jacksonville Sharks in last minute, 41-40
cleveland.com

Cleveland Gladiators fall to Orlando Predators, 76-56
cleveland.com

Cleveland Gladiators lead early but lose to Philly Soul, 67-50
cleveland.com

Shock Planning Move to the IFL, Intend to Hire Shackleford as Head Coach
Sports and Weather Right Now

Rattlers roll past Spokane Shock after sluggish start, get National Conference ...
azcentral.com
azcentral.comThe Rattlers, after a slow beginning, finally got it rolling Saturday, defeating the Spokane Shock 72-41 in front of 10,322 at US Airways Center. The Rattlers (15-4) take on the SaberCats (18-1) for the third year in a row in the National Conference final.and more »

Rattlers start slow, cruise into conference final
FOXSports.com
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Underdog Shock face Rattlers
The Spokesman Review
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Arizona Rattlers riding high as they open ArenaBowl title defense against ...
FOXSports.com
FOXSports.comPHOENIX -- With the regular season in the rear view mirror, the back-to-back-to-back Arena Football League champion Arizona Rattlers set their sights on the ultimate goal, a fourth straight ArenaBowl title. The Rattlers first must get through the ...and more »

Shock lock up Outlaws, No. 3 seed to playoffs
The Spokesman Review
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Shock focus on Las Vegas
The Spokesman Review
Technically, Spokane is in the playoffs, but Nelson explained that the team wasn’t focused on the Gladiators and paid for it with a 17-point loss. Spokane gets another shot today when it closes the regular season against Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Shock hold off Thunder, 42-40 | The Spokesman-Review
The Spokesman Review (blog)
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Portland Thunder drop heartbreaker in Spokane, fall 42-40 to Shock ...
OregonLive.com
OregonLive.com... tying the AFL single-season kick return touchdown record, but that wasn't enough to overcome a scoreless third quarter as Portland narrowly fell to the Spokane Shock, 42-40, in front of 8,357 at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Saturday evening.and more »

Shock find old form in upsetting Arizona Rattlers
The Spokesman Review
ind old form in upsetting Arizona RattlersThe Spokesman ReviewPlaying against the quarterback that led them to the Arena Cup in 2009 during their af2 days, the Spokane Shock somehow found their old form Friday night and beat the AFL West Division champion Arizona Rattlers 52-46 before 7,938 at the Arena.and more »

Nelson makes first start at QB, Shock upset the Rattlers
KXLY Spokane
okaneNelson makes first start at QB, Shock upset the RattlersKXLY SpokaneThe Shock (5-10, 1-4) hosted the three-time defending ArenaBowl Champion Arizona Rattlers (12-3, 4-1) in Week 17 Arena Football League Action, coming away with the 52-45 upset victory in front of 7,938 fans at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.and more »

Statistics tell the story for Shock
The Spokesman Review

Execution in red zone, turnovers plague Shock
Spokesman.com - July 16, 2015 - The Spokesman Revi
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Scoreless first half leads to Shock loss
The Spokesman Review
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Victory against the Shock is proof that nothing ever comes easy for the LA ...
OCRegister
OCRegisterLA KISS Tyrone Goard celebrates after scoring the team's third touchdown in the first half against Spokane Shock at the Honda Center. KISS would go on to defeat Spokane Shock 34-28. STEVEN GEORGES, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER. ANAHEIM ...

Shock Talk: DE James Ruffin
KHQ Right Now
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Shock Seek Strong Finish To Season With Win In LA
KHQ Right Now

Who the heck will play QB for the Shock in 2015?
Jeffrey Giuliani, ArenaFan.com
For the first time in three years, the Spokane Shock will enter training camp without knowing who will start at quarterback.

Shock Assigned “Iron Man” Arvell Nelson
Spokane Shock Press Release
The Spokane Shock have been assigned Arvell Nelson to the 2015 roster.

Playoff spot set, but issues still remain for Power
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

VooDoo eye redemption against Power
SportsNOLA.com

Pieces fitting together for surging Power
Tribune-Review

Power coach gets 50th win by knocking off unbeaten Gladiators
Tribune-Review

Power hand Gladiators their first loss of season
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Power dominate New Orleans at Consol
WTAE Pittsburgh

Power overhaul was needed
Tribune-Review

Power overhaul was needed
Tribune-Review
Power coach Derek Stingley makes no apologies for discarding 71 percent of last year's roster.

Shock busy with roster moves
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Power trade record-setting WR Washington to Spokane
Tribune-Review

Defense sparks Shock to easy win
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Shock defense dominates Davey, Talons
The Spokesman Review

Visiting Shock romp past Sharks
Florida Times-Union

Shock Win In Jacksonville Behind Dominant Defense
Sports and Weather Right Now

Spokane sweeps Florida trip
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Blaze get blown out by Spokane, 80-41
ABC 4

Shock extinguish Blaze 80-41
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Blaze Shocked in Spokane
StandardNet

Shock overwhelm Blaze for crucial Division win
KREM.com (registration)

Rattlers clinch playoff spot in revenge win over Shock
Tucson Citizen

Shock cruise to fourth straight win
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Shock crush San Jose 75-45
The Spokesman Review (blog)
t doesn’t seem to matter who San Jose has at quarterback when it faces the Spokane Shock. The last three meetings between the West Division rivals have produced one-sided outcomes in Spokane’s favor.

hock dominate San Jose, 75-45
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Shock gear up for San Antonio
The Spokesman Review

Shock beat VooDoo to end losing streak
The Spokesman Review
Reeling from three straight defeats and being tied in knots by a one-win team for the second week in a row, the Shock rallied from behind with two big defensive plays in the fourth quarter – one an interception return for a touchdown by Terrance Sanders – to outlast the New Orleans VooDoo 65-54.

Orlando Shocks Spokane, 83-82
KHQ Right Now

Blaze hold off Shock at home
Standard-Examiner - StandardNet

Meyer leads Shock to 3-0 start
The Spokesman Review