DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee continued to make additions to the team’s 2013 roster announcing today that the team has been assigned Offensive Lineman Michael Garrity and Jayson Palmgren along with Linebacker Darnell Carter. All three players will return for their second seasons with the Barnstormers, with each agreeing to a one-year contract.
Garrity (6-6, 315) joined the Barnstormers halfway through the 2012 season after spending time in the Chicago Bears rookie camp. Unfortunately he was injured in his first game with Iowa, and was forced to sit out the remainder of the season. The Eastern Illinois graduate has spent the offseason recovering and is ready to make a big impact for the Barnstormers in 2013.
Palmgren (6-3, 300) was assigned to the Barnstormers last May and started the final 8 games of the 2012 season at Offensive Guard. Prior to that, Palmgren played for four years at the University of Missouri, where he appeared in 47 games and was a two year starter at left Guard. He was rated by rivals.com as the number 8 prospect in the state of Missouri while attending North Kansas City High School in 2006.
Carter (6-3, 245) joined the Barnstormers in 2012 after a solid 4 year career at the University of Virginia from 2006-2010. In 14 games with Iowa last season, he recorded 9 tackles and 2 sacks. More importantly, he won the Iowa’s special teams player of the year award for his abilities as the Barnstormers long-snapper for all kicks, and outstanding kick coverage.
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