Carolina signs Defensive Lineman Frances Mays


Veteran Lineman joins Cobras for 2018 season

GREENSBORO- Frances Mays (6’10, 270) joins with the Carolina Cobras after spending time in the NFL and with several arena football leagues. In 2014 and again in 2015, Mays signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent. After getting a taste with the NFL, Frances made his arena football debut with AFL’s Portland Steel. Mays later joined the IFL’s Iowa Barnstormers 2017.

Mays started his collegiate career at Central Lakes College from 2010-2011 where he was named honorable mention Division III All-American and finished his last two seasons at Florida A&M. Frances tallied for 68 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks during his 21-game-span at A&M.

Mays is a Bemidji, Minnesota native and graduated from Bemidji 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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