‘Solo’ and ‘Blimp’ re-sign with defending champs

Texas Revolution Communications

January 10, 2018

The Texas Revolution and head coach Carlos Cavanaugh is proud to announce returning receivers Clinton Solomon and Tavarress Williams and eight total more signings prior to February’s start of training camp. Solomon, an all-CIF 1st team receiver, has been with the Revs in 2013 and since 2015 after a stint with the Las Vegas Outlaws in the Arena Football League and will once again anchor the receiving core.

Solomon is the franchise’s leader in receiving yards (2,982) and touchdowns (80) and trails just Frankie Solomon Jr. in all-purpose yards. A local product from Fort Worth Eastern Hills, Solomon has been playing indoor/arena football since the first iteration of the AFL went bankrupt in 2008 when he got his start with the Wichita Wild in 2009.

Returners: Tavarress Williams, Roy Richard, Lauren Morales

Williams had 15 receptions for 180 yards and three touchdowns last season but was second in all receiving categories in 2016 – 51 receptions, 759 yards and 22 TDs. Williams’ 982 receiving yards and 27 TDs with Texas is second in franchise history.

Richard played on the offensive line last season and was one of the most consistent players up front on the Revs route to the championship. An anchor to the offense and the community, Richard’s presence back will help sure up a ferocious offensive attack.

Lauren Morales backed up Chris Dixon last season, playing in two games completing two of his six pass attempts for touchdowns. Morales is expected to complete for the starting quarterback spot in 2018.

Veteran Free Agents: Keyun Swinney, Gerald Blockmon, Delaney Dobard

Swinney is a pick-up from the Indoor Football League’s Cedar Rapids Titans. The defensive lineman from Alcorn State has also had brief stints with the Green Bay Blizzard, Arizona Rattlers, Tampa Bay Storm and Philadelphia Soul.

Blockmon has played in various indoor football league’s in the last few years, most notably with the New Mexico Stars where Coach Cavanaugh previously coached. Blockmon played college ball at Santa Monica and has suited up on both offensive and defensive lines.

Dobard, defensive back, was fourth in total tackles (35.0) with the Salina Liberty last season in the CIF. He had one interception and three tackles for loss. Dobard went to Bacone college, a NAIA program.

Rookies: Kris Weeks

Weeks, offensive line, hails from SMU, starting 36 straight games at right tackle. The 6’5, 295 OL from Sachse, Texas was an original three-star recruit, ranking No. 81 in the Dallas Morning-News’ Area Top 100 list.

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