The Salina Liberty are excited to announce the signings of Kyle Powell and Kamalie Matthews for the 2018 season helping solidify the team’s offensive line.
Kamalie Mathews is a 6’3 315lb Offensive Lineman from Murray State. During Matthews’ senior year he started all 12 games for the Racers, immediately after college Matthews was a signed by the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Matthews started his indoor football career with the AFL’s Washington Valor. Liberty Head Coach Heron O’Neal said, “Matthews is a physical lineman that plays to the whistle. He can run good routes and catch the ball with ease so his added value as a potential tight end is immense. He’s the best all-around offensive lineman in the league!” Matthews played alongside coach O’Neal during the 2017 season where Matthews was voted as a 1st team all-league CIF offensive lineman. Matthews said, “I am excited to continue my professional indoor football career by agreeing to play for the Salina Liberty for the upcoming 2018 season. I have the upmost confidence that coaching staff will assemble a team with players that are all committed to competing at the highest level with the ultimate goal of playing for a league championship. I am excited to add my name to the list of players who will be coming there with that same goal.”
Offensive lineman Kyle Powell is no stranger to the Salina Liberty. Powell is a 6’4 330lb OL. Liberty Head Coach Heron O’Neal said, “Powell is a versatile lineman with good size and strength. Kyle has good athletic ability for a player with his size. He came in at the end of the season and was a stabilizing force on the offensive line for the Liberty while I was reviewing his game film”. Kyle attended college at Albany State in Georgia where he was an intricate part of the team’s success. After college Powell played for the Columbus Lions and the Monterey Steel before finally finding a home in Salina. Kyle was also a leader in the community volunteering at numerous events. Powell had this to say about his return to Salina, “I feel like we have unfinished business on the football field, there were allot of game that we played in where we were just one or two plays away from winning. That combined with all of the changes of the front office, coaching staff and new players has me looking forward to the season kicking off. I know that other teams will be looking at us as the most improved team in the league next season”.