The man known as “Superman” is back to protect the citizens of the Steel City. P.J. Berry will return for his second season with the Pittsburgh Power.
Berry is a dynamic and versatile playmaker who was a huge part of both the offense and special teams last year. Berry was named the first team All-Arena kick returner in 2011 and 2012, earned a spot on the All-Ironman team both years, and was the 2011 JLS Ironman of the Year.
In a three year career, Berry has amassed 384 receptions for 4,227 yards and 78 TDs, ran for 18 more and tallied 5,276 yards in the return game including over 200 yards in his last two campaigns. Berry also owns the Power’s single-game record for receptions with 19 against the San Antonio Talons last year, one shy of the league record.
Make no mistake, he is one of the best players in the AFL and continues a strong offseason of acquiring and retaining talent for the Pittsburgh Power.
Also returning to the Power is defensive back Christian Wise, who was heroic in his own right down the stretch for the Power. Pressed into duty in the secondary late in the season, Wise quickly tallied three interceptions and made a name for himself.
Wise can also contribute in the receiving game if needed, making him a valuable player with the rosters being shortened by a spot this year. Look for him to be in the mix for one of the three starting defensive back positions.
The Power also announced they had been assigned rookie linebacker Ryan Lewis from Bethune-Cookman.
Training camp began this weekend, so look for the Power to begin whittling down the roster in anticipation of the home opener which is just a few weeks away. The team opens the 2013 season at home against the Utah Blaze on March 23rd.
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