Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced today that they have signed defensive lineman Herbert Gonzales III and kicker Sawyer Petre for the Rattlers inaugural season in the Indoor Football League (IFL).
Gonzales (6-1, 305, Texas State) enters the 2017 IFL season as a rookie. Prior to joining the Rattlers, Gonzales attended Texas State University where he earned the Supercat award in 2015. Gonzales also attended the University of Texas El Paso in 2011.
The San Antonio, Texas native attended Southwest High School where he was a three-time All-District defensive tackle (second team his sophomore year and first team his junior and senior years). He was also All-District First team tight end during his junior year. Gonzales also earned Academic All-State honors for finishing in the top five percent of his class.
Petre (5-10, 185, Puget Sound) also enters the 2017 IFL season as a rookie. Prior to joining the Rattlers, Petre attended Puget Sound University where in 2014 he was All-NWC (Northwest Conference) second team, and holds the all-time Loggers record for longest field goal (51 yards).
The Denver, Colorado native attended Kent Denver High School, where he was a two-time All-Conference kicker and punter and was Second Team All-State kicker and punter as a senior.
For more information, head to azrattlers.com.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers were founded in 1992, and are proud members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Rattlers spent 24 seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL), and in that time made ten appearances in the ArenaBowl, winning in 2014, 2013, 2012, 1997 and 1994. For tickets, call 602-514-TDTD (8383), or visit www.azrattlers.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20th, 2016
Contact: Peter Garbow, (989) 395-3789, firstname.lastname@example.org
BUBBA PICKS IT OFF! Rattlers ball with less than a minute remaining. #StrikeAsOne
BIG PLAY BY JUSTIN MARTIN! Rattlers recover a Green Bay fumble and take back the ball with just over 3 minutes to play
Coach Guy challenges the ruling on the field of offensive pass interference and wins! 3:46 left to play. Blizzard b… https://t.co/KAycy9URB1
Sawyer Petre nails a field goal to make it 37-31 Rattlers. 5:29 left to play. We got a close one! #StrikeAsOne
That's TD #3 for Shadrach Thornton! Both teams starting to put up points. 34-24 Rattlers. 13:29 remaining
CLUTCH GRAB! Anthony Amos catches his 4th TD of the season on 4th down! Rattlers lead Green Bay 27-17 going to the… https://t.co/PZSW7UiQ01