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Pittsburgh Power Trim Roster, Ready For Opener

With their opener coming up on March 11 against Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Power trimmed their roster to 24 players, with some familiar names among them.

Perhaps most familiar is placekicker Paul Edinger, who was an NFL kicker for six seasons from 2000-2005 with the Bears and Vikings. The quarterbacks will be Marshall product Bernard Morris, the starter, and former Cal U Vulcan Kevin McCabe, a Pine-Richland grad. Wide receivers include Mike Washington, an Aliquippa HS grad who played at the University of Hawaii, and Jason Willis, who's suited up for the Seahawks, Redskins, and Dolphins since turning pro in 2003. 

Beyond McCabe and Washington, other players with local ties include fullback Josh Rue of Gateway and Duquesne University, defensive back Lenny Wicks of Youngstown State and former California (Pa.) linebacker Gary Butler. Former Pitt and Aliquippa defensive back Josh Lay (hamstring), wide receiver Terry Grossetti of Slippery Rock (quad) and defensive lineman Josh Gaines (elbow) of Penn State are all currently on the team's injured list.

Anthony Morelli, the celebrated Penn State recruit who famously decommitted to Pitt years ago, did not make the roster. "Several teams have contacted my agent," said Morelli, who played at Penn Hills High School and was a two-year starter at Penn State. "I don't know for sure (when he will sign a contract). I just know people are interested."

The full Power roster will look like this:

Pos.  #    Name                     College
QB   14   Morris, Bernard        Marshall
QB   12   McCabe, Kevin        Cal (PA)
WR   1    Washington, Mike    Hawaii
WR   7    Willis, Jason           Oregon
WR   6    Irv, Campbell           GA Southern
WR  10   Dewalt, Lonnell        N/A
WR  21   Thompson, Eddie     Idaho State
FB   33    Rue, Joshua           Duquesne
C     69    Ohuafi, Sione          Indiana
C     77    Foulks, Jamar         Mansfield
OL   57    Byrne, Mike            Delaware
OL   75    Zeck, Nick              Lakeland
OL   55    Terrell, Chris           Marshall
DB   2     Smith, Antonio        BGSU
DB  24    Campbell, Carlos     Notre Dame
DB  22    Wicks, Lenny         Youngstown State
DB  11    Adams, Royce        Purdue
DB  28    Herbert, Tyrrell        Toledo
LB   9     Bostic, Caleb          Miami (OH)
LB   8     Butler, Gary            Cal (PA)
DE  23   Carter, Terrance       Colorado St
DE   4    Purvis, Neil              VA State
NT  99    Reese, Terrance      Citadel
K     5    Edinger, Paul           Michigan St

1 comment:

Matt said...

nice to see a couple of vulcans on the roster!