Nemeth brings valuable indoor experience to Trenton (Photo courtesy of Trenton Steel).
Nemeth Led Baltimore Mariners to AIFA Championship in 2010
The expansion Trenton Steel of the Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL) added veteran indoor football quarterback E.J. Nemeth to its roster this week, signing the Hamilton, New Jersey, native to a deal for its inaugural 2011 season. Nemeth joins the team after leading the Baltimore Mariners to a perfect 16-0 record and the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) Championship this past season.
“I am extremely excited to announce the signing of E.J. Nemeth with the Trenton Steel,” head coach Jeff Hoffman stated. “We are very fortunate to land a quarterback of E.J.’s caliber. His experience with indoor football and winning ways is a great jump start to our program.”
A graduate of Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, Nemeth holds a Business Degree to go along with his experience within the game of professional indoor football. Prior to taking the snaps at First Mariner Arena in Baltimore, he played for both the Alaska Wild and the San Angelo Stampede-Express of the Indoor Football League (IFL). He additionally led the Lehigh Valley Outlawz when it played in the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL), and he brings outdoor experience from two highly successful organizations in the South Jersey Lynx and Central Penn Piranha to the table for the Steel.
“I can’t wait to get on the field for the Steel,” Nemeth said. “I get a chance to play in front of my friends and family, for an exciting new team. I could not have asked for a better situation.”
Steel General Manager Rich Lisk was also excited about the addition of Nemeth to the team, and he knows a little something about championship quarterbacks. When Lisk was the General Manager of the Philadelphia Soul in 2008, signal caller Matt D’Orazio led the Soul to the Arena Bowl XXII Championship and was named the 2008 Most Valuable Player of the Arena Football League.
“E.J. possesses the size, physical ability, and leadership qualities to lead this team in the direction we envision,” Lisk remarked. “His presence on the field, combined with his legacy in New Jersey athletics, makes this an exciting opportunity for both E.J. and the Steel.”
The Steel will kick off for the first time this upcoming March, and the team will play its home contests at the Sun National Bank Center in Downtown Trenton. For more information on the team or to purchase tickets, visit www.trentonsteel.com or call 609-656-3300.