Friday, February 15, 2008

Soul ink Outlaw, Nelson and waive Nikolao

-Courtesy of the Philadelphia Soul

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Soul signed wide receiver J.J. Outlaw and offensive lineman Van Nelson to the roster Friday and waived offensive lineman Harrison Nicolao.

Outlaw and Nelson have been in camp with the Soul as two-day waiver players before being officially added to the roster today.

Outlaw was a standout at Villanova, playing wide receiver for the Wildcats from 2002-05. He ended his career with 4,431 all-pupose yards, gaining 1,181 rushing, 1,899 receiving, 681 on kickoff returns and 127 on punt returns. The Columbia, MD native totaled 18 career touchdowns (14 receiving), including eight in his senior season.

Nelson was a standout at Texas A&M – Kingsville from 2002-05. In his senior season he started all 10 games for the Javelinas, earning honorable mention All-Lone Star Conference South Division honors for a second straight year. With Nelson on the offensive line, the Javelinas reached the No. 3 ranking in Division II, averaging 30.1 points per game and 374.6 yards per contest.

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