Horsemen to hold tryouts December 13

11/11/03 Horsemen Press Release

The Lexington Horsemen will be looking for additions to its 2004 roster by holding an open tryout in Heritage Hall (located in the Lexington Center, next to Rupp Arena) on Saturday, December 13. All offensive and defensive hopefuls are invited to attend. A separate tryout for kickers will be held on a to-be-announced date in January.

Tryouts for All Offensive and Defensive Linemen will begin with registration from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Running Backs, Receivers, Linebackers, Defensive Backs and Quarterbacks will begin with registration from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All interested players must be at least 19 years old and are encouraged to call (859) 422-7277 before December 13 if they wish to try out. On December 13, players will register at the security entrance behind Rupp Arena, off of Cox Street. The tryout fee is $50.00, payable only by cash, check or money order, and will be collected at registration on December 13.

Players need to bring turf or tennis shoes, as well as workout clothes (shorts, t-shirts, etc). Participants will be tested in the 40-yard dash, pro-shuttle, vertical jump, and various football skill drills, and will be weighed and measured. Any players who have video of themselves are encouraged to bring it to the tryout as well. For more tryout information, please contact the Horsemen office at (859) 422-7277.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2004 season, which begins in March; for ticket information, call the Rupp Arena box office at 859-233-3535 or log on to

The Horsemen finished their inaugural season with a 9-6 record and a trip to the playoffs, where they were defeated in the first round by eventual 2003 NIFL Champion Ohio Valley. For more information about the team, please call 859-422-PASS or visit



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