Tampa Bay Storm agree to terms with local product Ryne Giddins

May 14th, 2015 by Staff

Giddins proposed to his girlfriend before a November 2013 Bulls game at Raymond James Stadium.

(BTLS Staff) TAMPA – A former local prep and collegiate standout was signed by the Tampa Bay Storm on Wednesday.

The team agreed to terms with defensive lineman Ryne Giddins. The 6’3”, 245 pound Armwood High School product is entering his first season of Arena Football League action.

“Ryne was with us all throughout training camp,” explained Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch. “He has upside and is a welcome addition to our defense.”

Giddins played college ball at the University of South Florida where he tallied 118 tackles in his career. Among them, 19.5 sacks and 32 tackles for a loss.

The Storm currently ranked high in several Arena Football League defensive categories including scoring defense (2nd), total defense (2nd) and red-zone defense (1st).

As a member of the Bulls Giddins started 23 of 51 games he played in. He signed on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free-agent in 2014 but was cut loose by the team in training camp.

The Storm (3-3) are coming off a bye week. They visit Orlando on Saturday for a game with their in-state rival Predators.

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