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Valor Sign Veteran TT Toliver, 12 Others for Training Camp

Courtesy: Washington Valor Media Relations

League’s all-time leading receiver set for second season in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.The Washington Valor announced today the signings of 13 players to the team’s training camp roster, which now stands at 26 players. Today’s signings include veteran wide receiver TT Toliver, defensive lineman Lanford “JR” Collins and kicker Pat Clarke.

Toliver has played 15 years in the Arena Football League with stints in Tampa Bay, Nashville, Orlando and last season in Washington. Toliver is the AFL’s all-time career leader in receptions (1,241) and receiving yards (16,293) and ranks third in career receiving touchdowns (314), trailing second by 11 scores. Last season with the Valor, Toliver caught 36 passes for 495 yards and 11 touchdowns, which tied for second on the team. In Week 16 against the Baltimore Brigade, Toliver hauled in six passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns, all season highs.

Collins appeared in eight games for the Valor in 2017, registering 10 solo tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and two blocked kicks. In his four seasons at Virginia Tech, Collins totaled 164 tackles, 17.5 sacks and 78 quarterback hits.

Clarke was named Second Team All-Arena for his performance with the Baltimore Brigade last season, converting 81-93 (.870) extra point attempts and 3-4 (.750) field goals. The Buffalo alumnus was a perfect 8-8 on extra point attempts on two occasions, Week 6 against Philadelphia and Week 15 against Tampa Bay.

Earlier this week, the Valor announced the signing of veteran quarterback Nick Davila and 12 others.

Below is a full breakdown of the players added to the Valor training camp roster this week:

Dominic Addison DB Bethune Cookman 3
James Atoe* OL Washington 1
Pat Clarke* K Buffalo 1
Lanford “JR” Collins* DL Virginia Tech 2
Will Corbin OL/FB Appalachian State 1
Qua Cox DB Jackson State 1
Ben Curtis* OL Delaware R
Jared Dangerfield* WR Western Kentucky R
Devonte Danzey OL Auburn R
Nick Davila QB Cincinnati 7
Chris Duvalt* WR Illinois 6
James “Jimmy” Gordon LB Buffalo 3
Roderick Henderson DL Alabama State R
Alex Jette WR Brown R
Michael Knight DB Minnesota West CC 1
Tim Lukas* WR Illinois R
Corey Marshall DL Virginia Tech R
Durron Neal WR Oklahoma R
Jake Payne DL Shenandoah 1
Dalyou Pierson* DL Iowa State R
Josh Portis* QB Maryland 1
Josh Reese* WR Central Florida 1
Warren Smith* QB Maine 3
TT Toliver* WR Bethune Cookman 15
David Washington* DL Faulkner 4
Justin Wilson WR Delaware State 2

 *announced today

The 2018 Valor regular season, presented by MedStar Health, kicks off with the Valor’s matchup against the Baltimore Brigade on Fri., April 13 at 7 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md. The Valor’s home opener is set for Week 2, when Washington welcomes the Albany Empire, playing in their inaugural season, to Capital One Arena on Sat., April 21 at 7 p.m.

The Washington Valor is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Baltimore Brigade, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Capital One Arena, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE. Follow the Valor on Facebook at facebook.com/washingtonvalor, on Twitter at twitter.com/washingtonvalor, and on Instagram at instagram.com/washingtonvalor.

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