Oakland Panthers Signed Their first Three Players



The Oakland Panthers, the new Indoor Football League team signed their first three players on Monday. The team is co-owned by former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch. The first signing was Lynch’s younger brother running back Davonte Sapp-Lynch, quarterback JaJuan Lawson, and offensive lineman Taylor Tappin.

Davonte Sapp-Lynch  Running Back

Sapp-Lynch grew up in Oakland just like his brother, went to Contra Costa College before going to New Mexico. Last season he played for the Nebraska Danger in the Indoor Football League. He rushed for 541 yards in 13 games. Also, Sapp-Lynch rushed for 22 touchdowns. Lynch will figure to receive a lot carries for the Oakland Panthers.


JaJuan Lawson   Quarterback

JaJuan Lawson is a dual-threat quarterback, played his college ball at Rhode Island. In his senior season, he threw for 1,728 yards, 17 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Also, Lawson rushed for 213 yards and five touchdowns. Lawson is a pass-first quarterback and only runs when he is in trouble. He also has a strong arm and can read the defense. Lawson should be a good RPO quarterback for the Panthers.


Taylor Tappin  offensive line

Taylor Tappin played his college ball at Sacramento State. In 207 he started 11 games at right tackle for the Hornets. In 2017 the offense averaged  225 yards per game and only allowed 16 sacks.

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