PHOENIX –The six-time world champion Arizona Rattlers announced today that they have signed linebacker Montavious Atkinson, and defensive back Devan Stringer for the 2020 Indoor Football League season.
LB Atkinson (6’1, 220, Auburn) will enter his first year in the IFL and with the Rattlers. Prior to joining the team, Atkinson attended Auburn where he played in 48 games for the Tigers. In that time, he amassed 113 tackles, 6.5 for a loss, and a sack.
The Fairburn, Georgia native attended Langston Hughes High School where he was a three-sport letterman. He was a four-year starter at safety and totaled 531 career stops, and 7 interceptions earning himself first-team all-region honors as a junior and senior, was GSWA all-state, and was AJC all-area. Atkinson also played basketball, was on the track team.
DB Stringer (5’11, 210, Appalachian State) joins the Rattlers for the 2020 season. Last year, Stringer started in three games for the National Arena League’s New York Streets. He had 21 tackles, two tackles for loss, and one interception for the Streets.
Stringer played four years at Appalachian State University. He appeared in 46 games and made 43 starts, including 39 starts in a row, and was an All-Sun Belt Conference Honorable Mention in his sophomore year. Stringer finished his career at Appalachian State with 217 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks.
A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Stringer played at Gainesville High School and was named the 2013 Region 8-AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He recorded 152 total tackles, four sacks, six tackles for loss, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery in his senior campaign, helping Gainesville to a regional championship and a state semifinals appearance.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers were founded in 1992, and are proud members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). In the three seasons that the Rattlers have been in the IFL, they have been in the conference championship every year and have gone to the United Bowl twice, winning one in 2017. 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.
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