RB Signed from Open Tryout

After today’s open tryout at the AirFX Trampoline Park in Hiawatha, the River Kings signed RB Eddie Lusk. The official press release is forthcoming. Here’s a preview:


CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (November 9, 2019) —  The Cedar Rapids River Kings announce the signing of running back Eddie Lusk III for the 2020 IFL season. 

Lusk III, currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Political Science at Eastern Illinois University, was signed after a standout performance at the team’s open tryouts.  A 2018 graduate of Eastern Illinois, he brings good size and explosion to the River Kings’ backfield.  He has exceptional speed.  As a high school senior, he earned All-Conference accolades in four different events, and made All-State in the 4 x 200 meter dash. 

“It’s a fantastic opportunity,” Lusk says.  “I’m always looking for ways to take my game to the next level, and Cedar Rapids is a perfect fit.  I’m grateful to the organization for the opportunity.”

Lusk III was offered a contract immediately after tryouts concluded.  “Eddie really showed us something today,” says General Manager Reggie Harris.  “Coach [Victor] Mann and Coach [Trae] Ivory and I talked it over, and it was an easy decision.  He clearly brings a lot to the game, and we’re eager to see him on the field in 2020.” 

We’re working to line up an in-depth interview with Eddie here in the next few days. Stay tuned, and please join us in welcoming him to Cedar Rapids.

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