Cobras sign Defensive Lineman / Linebacker Dwayne Beckford -Former Purdue Boilermaker join Carolina for 2018


GREENSBORO –  Dwayne Beckford (6’2,240) signed with the Cedar Rapids Titans in October, 2017 before joining the Carolina Cobras for rookie season of arena football.

Beckford began his college career at Purdue as a linebacker where he appeared in 24 games for the Boilermakers. During his career at Purdue he amassed 209 tackles, 13.5 for a loss, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble one interception. In 2011, he started in eight games and earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention gaining a career high 91 single season tackles. Beckford returned to college football in 2015 where he finished his college career at Marian University. During his time at Marian, he was a three-time NAIA FCS Defensive Player of the Game playing in 11 games totaling 41 tackles, 13 sacks and 16.5 tackles for a loss. In 2016, Beckford went undrafted and attended the Pro Day with the Indianapolis Colts.

Dwayne Beckford is a native of Irvington, New Jersey and attended Irvington High School.


The Carolina Cobras are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Carolina Cobras will play their inaugural season in 2018 at the Greensboro Coliseum.  Cobra Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (336) 445-7232 or visit Follow the Cobras on Facebook at, and

The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. The National Arena League will kick off its second season in April of 2018. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at For more information about the NAL visit,,,

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