Saturday, July 16, 2011

Former Raiders Still Playing and Miss United States

This week has been a busy one for the staff and players of the 2011 Richmond Raiders.

Raider Louis Corum is slated to play at LB for the Virginia Destroyers as they begin their inauguaral season next month in Virginia Beach.  It appears that Corum will have a shot at making the final roster.

Raider Tunde Ogun unfortunately did not make the roster for the Destroyers due to significant competition at the HB position.  However, Tunde is playing for the Richmond based semi-pro team, the Virginia Hornets.  The Hornets played their season opener tonight in NC and pulled out a 47-0 win.  Tunde had six carries for 108 yards and one touchdown.

Raider Joshua Smith attended try outs this week in Tampa, FL for the AFL Tampa Bay Storm.  While the AFL season is drawing to a close, Kicker Greg Gunderson has struggled all season and the team is looking to replace him.  Josh was one of three kickers that were brought in to try out, with SIFL Special Teams MVP and former Trenton Steel kicker, Craig Camay making the trip to Tampa as well.  We wish Josh all the luck in the world in making this AFL dreams become reality.

Lady Raider Dance Team Coordinator, Laura Eilers was chosen to represent Virginia in the Ms. United States Pageant earlier this year.  On Thursday July 14th Laura was crowned 2011 Ms. United States in Las Vegas.  Laura will spend the next 12 months representing the Richmond Raiders and Virginia across the country and promoting her platform of cell phone free driving.

Lastly on July 9th, as part of WRNL's 2011 Walk on Week, myself, Gary Criswell and Law Lewis shared an hour of live radio discussing the current state of indoor football in Richmond.  Guests included Joshua Smith, Dan Ryan and Tommy Benizio.  The podcast is now available online at the below link.

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