RiverCity signs 2001 leading scorer, receiver for 2002 season
05/03/02 Renegades Press Release
Entering tomorrow night’s Atlantic North Division rematch with the undefeated Ohio Valley Greyhounds (4-0), the RiverCity Renegades (0-5) added its 2001 Offensive Player of the Year to the lineup. Wide receiver Jerome Hurd signed with the team for the remainder of the 2002 National Indoor Football League season after earning All-Indoor Professional Football League honors last season.
“Jerome features blazing speed and his past experience will make him an immediate threat on every play – which is something we didn’t have before this,” Renegades Head Coach Bill Charles said. “The biggest asset he possesses is an outstanding knowledge of the game.”
Charles expects Hurd to make an immediate impact on the Renegades offensive attack. Last season, Hurd led the Renegades in points scored (84), touchdowns (14), receiving yards (760), receptions (49) and several other categories. He also owns the Renegades single-game record with 95 receiving yards against the Omaha Beef on June 30, 2001. Hurd had spent the early portion of the 2002 season in training with several Arena League teams.
The Renegades face the Greyhounds tomorrow night (7:35 p.m.) at the Family Arena. The teams met earlier this season at the Wheeling Civic Center with Ohio Valley capturing a 66-14 victory. A mixed attack of rushes and passes gave the Greyhounds the advantage in the game with five touchdowns coming via the run and three scores coming through the air. Renegades quarterback Rick Little completed 14 of 24 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown in the game.
Besides being undefeated and topping the Atlantic North Division, the Greyhounds feature one of the NIFL’s best offensive attacks. Ohio Valley leads the League by scoring 56.0 points per game this season and are second in total offense – averaging 245 yards per game, including an amazing 134 yards per contest via the rush. Running Back Birdie Dockery leads the League with more than 90 yards per game rushing and has scored 12 touchdowns in the Greyhounds four games this season.
Renegades Move Headquarters To Downtown St. Charles
Earlier this week, the RiverCity Renegades front office and group sales department has officially moved to downtown St. Charles. The new Renegades headquarters is located at:
118 North Second Street, Suite 208
St. Charles, MO 63301
Defensive Leader Mike Armstrong To Miss Remainder Of Season
Despite the addition of wide receiver Jerome Hurd, things were not completely rosy for the RiverCity Renegades this week. Defensive tackle and 2001 Renegades Defender of the Year was diagnosed with a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his left knee and is not expected to return this season. Armstrong suffered the injury last weekend in Tennessee after making two tackles in the game. In three games this season, Armstrong had made 11 tackles, including one tackle for a loss. Last season, he led the Renegades with 19 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks per game.
Renegades/News20 To Televise Home Games From Family Arena
The RiverCity Renegades and News20 (NCN News) have joined forced to broadcast the team’s home games throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area on Charter Cablevision. The station will air all games at 7 p.m., Sunday night after home games. In St. Charles County, the games will air at 5:30 p.m., on Monday and Thursday nights on Channel 47. News20 broadcasters Brad Straubinger and Randy Gardner will be joined by former Renegades coach Don Greco for the broadcasts.
Renegades Offer Fans Special Promotion For Tomorrow’s Game
In honor of May 4 (5/4), the RiverCity Renegades are awarding fans with a special offer. Fans may purchase five tickets (at any price value) for the price of four tickets and fans may purchase $5 Upper Level End tickets for $4 apiece. In addition, children under the age of 12 will receive a free ticket to this and every Renegades home game.