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Bandits Announce Eight More Signings for the 2013 Season
SIOUX CITY, IA – For the 2013 Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) season, the Bandits have signed eight more players to join the 30 others on the roster. The Bandits will begin their training camp on Feb. 9th.
Frederick Bruno (WR-5’8” 195 lbs) returns for his third season with the Bandits. In Bruno’s two years with the Bandits, he’s had a total of 12 rushing touchdowns and a total of 759 pass reception yards. Bruno attended Wayne State College, where he led his team in receiving, all-purpose yards and touchdowns to earn himself All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division First Team honors, as well as ranking third in NCAA Division II play in all-purpose yards per game with 197.27.
Sean Treasure (RB-6’0” 200 lbs) also returns to the Bandits this season. Treasure joined the team last season after playing for the Sioux Falls Storm from 2007 to 2011. In his first season with the Bandits, Treasure rushed for 269 yards in 58 attempts. In 2009 with the Storm, Treasure set the team’s single season rushing record with 812 yards in 13 games. Treasure is a Minnesota State-Mankato alum, where he was named to the 2005 Don Hansen’s Football Gazette All-Northwest Region Team.
Thomas Wells (LB-6’1” 250 lbs) returns to the Bandits for his third season. Wells has a grand total of 11 sacks, in which he gained 54 yards. He also ranks second in Bandits career fumble returns with 3, in which he returned for 16 yards. Wells played for Chadron State College from 2006 to 2009. In Wells’ 2009 season as a CSC Eagle, he had a grand total of 56 tackles and had 1 interception for 5 yards.
Robert Kirvin (WR-6’4” 240 lbs) joins the Bandits this season after playing for the Billings Outlaws, the Lacrosse Spartans, the Iowa Blackhawks, and the Council Bluffs Express. In the Bandits’ meeting with the Express as a part of the American Professional Football League last year, Kirvin led the Express with four receptions for 18 yards. Kirvin is also a University of Sioux Falls alum.
Josh Collins (WR-5’9” 185 lbs) is a native of Sioux City and joins the team for his very first season as a Bandit. Collins attended Sioux City West High School and played for Northern Iowa. In 2010, Collins caught 18 passes for 254 yards and made three catches for 50 yards in their season-opening win over North Dakota State. In Collins’ overall time as a Panther, he had a grand total of 12 punt returns for 110 yards.
Javal Jones (CB-5’10” 200 lbs) joins the Bandits defense this season. Jones played for Wayne State in 2007, 2009, and 2010. In 2009, Jones had a total of 42 tackles to tie for eighth on the entire team and had one and a half sacks for five yards. Jones had a season-high of six tackles in games against Southwest Minnesota State and at Winona State. Then in 2010, Jones had a grand total of 50 tackles and 2 interceptions for 35 yards.
Marshall Barney (LB-6’0” 210 lbs) becomes an addition to the Bandits defense this season after playing for Morningside from 2008 to 2011. In his time as a Mustang, Barney had a total of 17 sacks for 88 yards and ranks second in QB hurries with 11. The Logan, IA native was also named to the Great Plains Athletic Conference First Team Defense in 2011.
Henry Livingston (FS-6’2” 195 lbs), a Wayne State alum, joins the Bandits this season, getting to play alongside fellow Wildcats, Bruno and Jones, again. As a Wildcat, Livingston, had one start as free safety while also playing on special teams in 2009. In that season, Livingston had a total of 23 tackles, 20 of which were solo, to go with one interception for 24 yards. Livingston also had an interception for a 24 yard return against Southwest Minnesota.