Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Soul sign three

The Philadelphia Soul signed defensiveve back/wide receiver Larry Kendrick, defensive lineman Tom Johnson and offensive lineman/defensive lineman Harrison Nikolao on Tuesday.

Kendrick, 28, joins the Soul after a successful season in the af2 with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers. He was a multiple recipient of the Ironman award, as he finished the season with 15 touchdown catches as a wide receiver and five interceptions (two returned for TDs) as a Jack linebacker. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown and returned 24 kicks for a 19.4 yard average with a score.

The Winter Haven, Florida native attended Pearl River Community College, where he was an All-American wide receiver and defensive back. Kendrick (6’0”, 295 pounds) was also named the NJCAA’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Johnson, 27, started 12 of 19 games he played in two seasons at Southern Mississippi. In his senior season, the 6’2”, 295-pounder recorded 57 total tackles, 26 solo, and three sacks. He spent the 2006 preseason with the Indianapolis Colts.

Nikolao, 23, is entering his first season of professional football. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on May 5, 2007, but was released before the start of the season. The 6’3”, 305-pound Nikolao, attended Eastern Washington where he earned second-team All-Big sky honors in his senior season (2006).

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