by Gridiron Media

Tampa Bay, FL – The Tampa Bay Warriors are proud to announce plans to join the (GDFL) for the 2017 season.In a statement made today, owner Alvin Walker announced their signing of a Letter of Intent to Join the Gridiron Developmental Football League for the upcoming 2017 season. The team, known as the Warriors, will be based out of Tampa Bay, Florida.

About the Owner:

Mr. Walker ran track professionally for Nike International he was also a former receiver on the  Dallas Cowboys practice squad in 1998 after brief stint he was released and had two other work outs for the New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) eventually playing in Arena Football with the  Tampa Bay Storm (AFL). He played college football at Florida State University . Walker is among a select group of players who have not only played but has owned professional indoor franchise. 2008-2011, Florida Scorpions Indoor Football Club LLC (APFL) and in 2011-2013 he became the owner of the Cheyenne Warriors Professional Indoor football Team LLC of the (IFL) & (DIFL).

“We are excited to be joining a league with high standards while giving our members a national stage to showcase their skills at the same time,” stated Walker. “Our fans in Florida will get to see Pro Development competition at its highest level”

“It is an honor to welcome the Tampa Bay Warriors to the GDFL”, stated GDFL Commissioner Devin Richardson. “They have a great market, an excellent business strategy, and are helping us expand our footprint for the 2017 season. We know they will come to compete, but more importantly they share our values of building up the communities in which we serve.”

The team plans to announce an official press conference slated in the coming weeks, with details coming shortly. In the meantime, fans can visit their website at www.gdfl.org for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.

The announcement from the Warriors is the latest in a series of announcements planned in the upcoming weeks from the league office. The first GDFL league schedule is slated to be announced in the beginning of January. The GDFL is set for kickoff in May of 2017. Fans can learn more about the Gridiron Developmental Football League by visiting its website at www.gdfl.org