CFL 2nd Round Pick Signs with Fire

ESTERO, FL  -  The Gulf Coast Fire add another standout to the roster in defensive back Elroy Douglas

Douglas will be entering his first season in arena football.  He played college football at D2 Missouri Western State after transferring from Southern Illinois. 

While playing for the Griffons in 2015 Douglas appeared in all 11 games recording 24 total tackles (14 solo), he also recorded one interception and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown against Missouri Southern.  

Douglas is a Canadian National making him eligible for the CFL draft.  He was drafted by CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2nd round of the 2016 CFL Draft. 

Coach Burnside adds, "This is one of my all-time favorite signings,   Elroy is my first Missouri Western Griffon and I look for him to do some great things for us."  "My scouting staff (Brandon Burnside and Max Manin) knocked it out of the park with this one."

Douglas currently resides in Naples, FL and works as a Recreation Assistant and Water Aerobics instructor at the Marriott on Marco Island.  

For more information regarding the Fire log onto www.gcfirefootball.com. Season tickets are now on sale and start at only $50.00, don't miss the action!