Storm’s T.T. Toliver records 1,000 career reception in team’s loss to San Jose
(BTLS Staff) TAMPA, Fla. – A member of the Tampa Bay Storm worked his way into the Arena Football League’s record book on Friday night.
Even though the team dropped a 36-27 decision to the San Jose Sabercats, Antoine ‘T.T.’ Toliver became the fourth player in AFL history to haul in 1,000 career receptions. He hit the mark with a nine-yard reception from QB Jason Boltus with 4:21 left to play in the second quarter.
Toliver is the second player in Storm history with 1,000 catches. The other is Tampa Bay’s current head coach Lawrence Samuels. The Daytona Beach product downplayed the milestone following Friday’s contest.
“Right now, I’m not really enjoying it because I’m so busy trying to be great,” said Toliver, who finished the game with six catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. “Every day I’m here, I’m trying to get better. The record is good, but in actuality, I’m just trying to win football games and help the Storm get back in the playoffs.”
He needs five more receptions to surpass former AFL receiver Chris Jackson to move into 15th place for most catches in professional football history.
In addition to playing for the Storm, Toliver also spent time in the AFL with Orlando and Nashville. In 2002 he spent the year on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad – that was the year the team won their first and only Super Bowl.