Dougherty Invited to Try-out with AFL

Ben Dougherty has been the great stable face of the Tallahassee Titans rocky first season in the American Indoor Football League. He's easily one of the AIFL's leading passers and has helped the Titans improve to a (9-2) record this season.

Apparently, like fellow Titans standout Rod Miller, Dougherty has turned some heads of the American Football League. The AFL's Tampa Bay Storm contacted the Capital City signal-caller and have invited Dougherty to Tampa for a 2-day workout session. There is nothing set in stone and Dougherty was unaware of how serious the Storm were in signing the former FAMU Quarterback.

Coach Tim Marcum of the Storm happens to be the winningest coach in AFL history with 158 career victories and 7 Arena Bowl Championships. Dougherty seems just to be thankful for the recognition and the opportunity to showcase his skills at a more lucrative level.

"Coach Marcum who is the winningest coach in AFL history called me up last week and invited me up for a 2-day tryout with the Tampa Bay Storm... It's an honor to get that call... he didn't say they were gonna sign me, he didn't say what their plans were with me. Hopefully I can go perform well and we'll see what happens," said Dougherty.

While Dougherty is torn between his love for the Tallahassee Titans and the bonds that he's formed with the team and coaching staff, he is optimistic of a full-time situation where he can focus strictly on football and still provide for his wife and baby girl.


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  • by TJ Location: Tallahassee on May 8, 2007 at 10:00 AM
    How can we say rocky season and 9-2 record in the same paragraph? This team has done very well for itself this year and they ought to have the spotlight on the success they've had on the field, not the behind the scenes financial matters. As far as Dougherty is concerned, he is truly a major factor in the team's success. And while I wish him all the best at the next level, I hope he sticks around to help Tallahassee bring in a National Championship this season.
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