Lions resign WR Tristan Purifoy


The Columbus Lions are excited announce the return of one the National Arena League’s most talented receivers.  Wide Receiver Tristan Purifoy (6’0, 210lb, North Alabama) finished the 2017 season with 66 receptions  for 793 yards, 3rd and 2nd in the league respectively. He also had the 2nd highest scoring per game average, with 12.2 points. The Lions as a whole lead the NAL in touchdowns over the course of the 2017 season.  Head Coach Jason Gibson says “We are excited to have Tristan back. He is one of the premier receivers in Arena football and stats prove it. Not only is he a great player but a great professional.”

About the Columbus Lions:  The Columbus Lions members of the National Arena League (NAL), and are the longest continually running team in indoor football, with a 102-46 record under head coach Jason Gibson.  The Lions have made 10 playoff appearances 11 seasons, and Gibson has also led the Lions to 3 championships in 3 different leagues (SIFL 2010, PIFL 2015, AIF 2016).  Lions Den Memberships for the 2018 season are now available. Lions Den Memberships start as low as $80. To become a member of the Lions Den or for more information please call (706) 322-3336. Follow the Lions on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @columbuslions

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