Mammoths sign Lineman Jarius Spain - Arena Football Journeyman make his way to Maine

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PORTLAND- Jarius Spain (6’4, 315) spent the 2017 season with the High Country Grizzlies where he was an offensive lineman. During his time with the Grizzlies he helped the team finish the year with 401 rushing yards (2nd-Most in the NAL), 2020 overall offensive yards, and 17 rushing touchdowns. Spain also recorded two receptions for 30 yards that included a 10 yard touchdown catch in the Grizzlies 94-6 win over the Dayton Wolfpack. In 2016, he split time on two training camp rosters with both the Iowa Barnstormers of the IFL and the Cleveland Gladiators of the AFL.

During the 2015 season, He played in nine games for the Tri-Cities Fever and finished the year as an offensive lineman for the Richmond Raiders helping the team to a 8-4 record and a PIFL Cup IV appearance against the Columbus Lions.  

Prior to his professional career, Spain began his college career at Hampton University in 2009, during his first year as a freshman he transferred to Alabama A&M briefly before finishing his college career at Norfolk State where he played in over 23 games for the Spartans as a right guard. Following his senior year, Spain was selected to play in the 2013 FCS Senior Scout Bowl in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Spain earned Second Team All-Southeastern District Center Honors at Indian River High School.

ABOUT THE MAINE MAMMOTHS
The Maine Mammoths are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Maine Mammoths will play their inaugural season in 2018 at the Cross Insurance arena in Portland, ME.  Mammoth Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (207) 228-1138 or visit mainemammoths.com. Follow the Mammoths on Facebook at facebook.com/mainemammoths, twitter.com/mainemammoths and instagram.com/mainemammoths.

ABOUT NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE
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 chris@nationalarenaleague.com or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at jeff@nationalarenaleague.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/natiionalarenaleague.

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