Storm Sign Veteran Player with NFL Experience

by Logan Hernandez

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Southwest Kansas Storm, and our exclusive player signee sponsor Dodge City Dental Care
would like to announce the signing of a talented piece of our roster, Lashard Durr. Lashard is an
athletic defensive back who comes with plenty of experience at the highest levels of college and
professional football. He is a native of Gulfport, Mississippi where he was 3 star rated recruit in
high school by ESPN, 24/7, and Scout.com while being an all-state selection. After high school
he attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College where he was again a 3-star rated recruit by
ESPN, 24/7, Rivals, and Scout.com, was the #7 rated cornerback recruit in the nation by 24/7,
and earned a scholarship to play at Mississippi State University in the SEC Conference. Lashard
enjoyed a very successful career with the Bulldogs which saw him play in 25 games and earn 13
starts. Since his college days, Lashard has earned opportunities in multiple professional leagues
including the NFL (Indianapolis Colts), the CFL (Ottawa Redblacks), the XFL (Tampa Bay
Vipers), as well the IFL and the now defunct Fan Controlled Football League. Coach Thomas
had this to say about Lashard’s expected contribution to the Storm organization, “Lashard is a
skilled and talented cover guy with a ton of experience. We will arguably and intentionally have
the youngest roster in the entire Arena Football League, so vets like him will be extremely
valuable in our early season outcomes, and the speed of our growth and development. In a game
that has traditionally been 85% or higher pass vs run, the need for dependable and high-level
cover guys is imperative. He will most certainly provide that for us.” The Storm franchise and
Dodge City Dental Care would like to welcome Lashard Durr to Southwest Kansas.