JAMES McCARTNEY Just got this little tidbit from the Wichita Wild — they’ve signed Bethel defensive lineman James McCartney. JM, if you remember, was the KCAC defensive player of the year the last two seasons … he’s a Hesston native, about 6-feet tall and 300 pounds. Salina Journal sports guru Bob Davidson told me he might be the best KCAC d-lineman he’d ever seen, and I don’t think I saw anybody that could block him in the two years I covered him . I’m excited to watch him play for the Wild — I like that they’re not adverse to signing KCAC guys, as they had former Friends linebacker Tanis Ready on their roster last year. The Indoor game might take some getting used to, but JM could be invaluable.
Here’s our release:
FOOTBALLThe Wild indoor team signed defensive linemen Colin Bryant and James McCartney. Bryant played for the Wichita Stealth in 2004 and spent the 2005-07 seasons in the Arena Football League. McCartney finished his collegiate at career at Bethel last fall as the KCAC's defensive player of the year.