LIVINGSTON, Ala. -- The University of West Alabama football team has announced the signing of 23 student-athletes for the 2009 football season on Wednesday afternoon. The list includes 11 transfers and 12 high school seniors from across the southeast region.
“We are excited about this group of young men joining our football program at UWA,” Head Coach Bobby Wallace said. “We feel like we have filled some areas that will help us next season. We are excited to have a mixture of high school seniors and community college players that will help rebuild our program starting next season.”
UWA looks to improve upon its 4-7 record from the 2008 season with the addition of these student-athletes. The Tigers had two players named to the All-Gulf South Conference First Team and had a Second Team All-American, All-Region selection, Harlon Hill finalist and the NCAA Division II statistical champion for solo tackles.
West Alabama opens the season on Thursday, August 27, as the Tigers travel to Jackson, Miss. to face Belhaven. Kickoff at H.T. Newell Field is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown
Jeremy Bibbs LB 6-2 230 Brandon, Miss
Rick Boone QB 5-11 225 Demopolis, Ala
Ben Brooks LB 5-11 190 Cuba, Ala
Josh Buchanan OL 6-3 290 Newnan, Ga
Taylor Burnett OL 6-3 260 Spanish Fort, Ala
Ethan Corkren OL 6-2 270 Brilliant, Ala
Broderick Cross DL 6-1 242 Riviera Beach, Fla
Greg Hendricks OL 6-3 312 Irvington, Ala
Vonzell Jackson DE 6-4 225 Aliceville, Ala
Kendrick May WR 5-10 175 Tuscaloosa, Ala
Bryant McGowan DB 5-10 175 Enterprise, Ala
Blake McMillan WR 6-3 195 Vancleave, Miss
Craig McMillan QB 6-3 195 Vancleave, Miss
Teravious Mitchell RB 5-9 203 Selma, Ala
Jameyion Moffett RB/DB 5-10 185 Louin, Miss.
Justin Moore OL 6-2 275 Carthage, Miss
Preston Penn TE 6-1 210 Enterprise, Ala
Roosevelt Ross RB 5-11 215 Lowell, Fla
Jeremy Sheffield K 5-11 158 Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Bernard Sykes DL 6-4 265 Calhoun City, Miss
Brandon Tisdale DB 5-8 180 Enterprise, Ala
Ken Turner OL 6-4 310 Hammond, La
Jordan Yarbrough LB 6-1 230 Memphis, Tenn