The Columbus Lions signed two more players for their inaugural season in the Southern Indoor Football League with the addition of wide receiver Preston McGann from Michael Irvin’s reality show “Fourth and Long” and the re-signing of former Navy quarterback Chris McCoy, who starred at Randolph-Clay High School.
First noticed at the United Football League tryouts this summer in Orlando, McGann (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) was invited to Columbus for a workout in November. Before getting on Michael Irvin’s reality show, Preston was a former college baseball player at Seminole Community College with little football experience. He went on to play for the semi-pro Orlando Rage and was the 2008 Southern States Football MVP.
McCoy (5-10, 195) was selected for Navy’s 50-Year All-Stadium Team. The former Blue-Gray All-Star Game MVP saw limited action with the Lions in 2009, as it was his return to football after five-year absence.
“With an entire year under his belt, I feel completely comfortable going into camp with Chris as a backup quarterback with the potential of becoming our starter,” Lions coach Jason Gibson said in a press release. “He has been working extremely hard this offseason, and I can’t wait to see him in action in 2010.”
The Lions this week also signed wide receiver Joshua Haney (5-10, 190, Citadel), running back Tony Leath (5-7, 190, Marshall) and re-signed linebacker Leon Foster (6-2 250, Union).
The Lions will conduct their final preseason tryout Jan. 9 in Orlando. To register, call the team’s office at 706-322-3336.