3 Key Points

  • Michael Witherspoon joins Tulsa Oilers with D1 and IFL experience.
  • Witherspoon’s stats include 4.5 tackles in a game against Arizona Rattlers.
  • Tulsa Oilers to kick off their second season against Frisco Fighters on March 22, 2024.

Seasoned Cornerback Strengthens Tulsa Oilers Roster

In a significant move, the Tulsa Oilers have enhanced their defensive line by signing Michael Witherspoon, a seasoned cornerback with Division 1 experience. Witherspoon has previously showcased his skills in the Indoor Football League (IFL), contributing to the Northern Arizona Wranglers’ defense.

Witherspoon’s Performance and Background

Last season, Witherspoon made an impact during his singular IFL match with the Wranglers. He accumulated 4.5 tackles against the Arizona Rattlers, demonstrating his prowess on the field. Before joining the IFL fray, the 6’1″, 190 lbs defensive back spent time with the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Hamilton Tiger-Cats, sharpening his abilities during their training camp in 2022.

Collegiate Success and Upcoming Season

Witherspoon is not just another player; he brings a wealth of collegiate playing experience from East Carolina University in the American Athletic Conference. Over two seasons and 14 games as a Pirate, he maintained a steady average of 3.14 tackles per game. His 44 total tackles, 33 of which were solo, attest to his defensive skills and readiness to contribute to the Oilers’ success.

Anticipation for Tulsa Oilers’ Upcoming Campaign

As the Tulsa Oilers prepare for their second season, the addition of Witherspoon is a strategic move intended to fortify their defense. They are scheduled to commence their season on the road, squaring off against the Frisco Fighters on March 22, 2024. Following their opener, the Oilers will return to familiar turf, welcoming the Iowa Barnstormers to the BOK Center for their home kickoff on April 6. The anticipation is high as the Oilers look forward to delivering top-tier performances under the bright lights of the BOK Center.

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Derek Johnson
Derek Johnson, a seasoned sports journalist with over a decade of expertise in covering the Indoor Football League (IFL), is renowned for his in-depth analysis and accurate reporting. Holding a degree in Sports Journalism from a Full Sail University, he has built a reputation for providing trustworthy and authoritative coverage of IFL events. His commitment to factual reporting is evident in his thorough research and ability to convey complex football strategies in an understandable manner. As a respected voice in the sports community, Derek's insights and reports are not only informative but also reflect a deep understanding of the IFL, making him a reliable source for fans and enthusiasts.

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