By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Southern Indoor Football League Special Teams MVP received a promotion to the Arena Football League earlier today. Craig Camay, the former kicker for the Trenton Steel, has signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Storm.
Camay helped the Steel to an 8-4 record, including a playoff record. He also won the Steel’s first game with a 34-yard field goal against the Erie Explosion as time expires on April 9th.
He also led the Southern Indoor Football League with 21 field goals and scoring by a kicker with a 160.
“Dave Ewart, the Tampa Bay head coach, congratulated me and told me I was the new Storm kicker,” said Camay. “I’ll handle all the team’s kicking in the final game vs. San Jose (SaberCats), and it is great exposure for me.”
Camay converted 21-of-34 field goals during his Steel tenure for 61.8%. He also was 96-of-105 in his extra point attempts.
He has become the fifth player formerly of the Steel to join the Arena Football League. Nate Tucker signed with the Cleveland Gladiators, while Melik Brown signed with the Philadelphia Soul.
E.J. Nemeth was added by the Utah Blaze, before Tyrell Zimmerman was signed by the Tulsa Shock.
On March 19th, he had a four field goal game against the Richmond Raiders. He then hit a SIFL record for a 61-yard field goal against the Fayetteville Force on April 3rd.
“This whole season has been a great experience for me,” said Camay. “The team in Trenton, especially with the Steel being a first-year club, treated me great. I couldn’t ask for more.
“And I thank (Steel head coach) Rod Miller, who believed in me before, during and after the season. I’ll always remember my experience in Trenton.”
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