The Las Vegas Outlaws welcome home one of its own today with the exciting announcement that all-star AFL player Tysson Poots has signed on as the team’s new wide receiver (Pictured: Team officials Bob Hewko (left) and Sean Coen (right) welcome Tysson Poots (center).
Poots, who attended Coronado High School in Henderson, went on to attend Southern Utah and later was signed as an undrafted free agent to the Dallas Cowboys. For the past two years, he has played for the Arizona Rattlers, where he led the team to consecutive Arena Bowl Championships in the last two seasons. Poots has now returned to Las Vegas, the city he calls home, to play for the Outlaws.
“It was a tough decision to leave Arizona for the Outlaws, but I grew up in Las Vegas and this is home for me,” said Poots. “This is the best decision for my family, and also I really like the team here. I’ve talked to Vince and he explained his vision and aspirations for a pro team here, and I loved his ideas. He also told me that I have to keep my long hair to be on the team, and I’m cool with that. I’m ready to get this party started and help the Outlaws become a winning team – one that competes for championships, puts on a good show, and does things the Vegas way.”
At Coronado, Poots was a two-time All-State wide receiver. He finished his career with a total 2,014 receiving yards, 270 tackles, 19 sacks and 8 interceptions. Following high school, Poots attend Southern Utah where he shattered records for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. After graduation, he went undrafted in the NFL but then signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. In 2013, he signed on with the Arizona Rattlers.
Owned by international superstar Vince Neil, lead singer of Motley Crue, the Las Vegas Outlaws coach, Aaron Garcia, and its players are counting down the days to the inaugural first game Monday night, March 30 live from Thomas & Mack Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. PT. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Season tickets for the Outlaws are currently available for purchase online via www.UNLVTickets.com/Outlaws.
Football and Rock & Roll are set to collide at Thomas & Mack Center in 2015. The Las Vegas Outlaws will kick-off its inaugural season Monday, March 30 at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center. For more information, please visit www.AFLOutlaws.com, Facebook.com/AFLOutlaws and Twitter @AFLOutlaws.