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Memphis,Tenn)- The Memphis Blast have announced the signing of two linemen in advance of their upcoming 2018 season. The Blast have added offensive lineman Marcus Gordon (6’6, 330) who has NFL, CFL, and Arena Football League Experience and defensive lineman Eric Starks (6’4, 340) University of Cincinnati. Both players are expected to make an immediate impact with the Blast this season. “Our goal is to bring a Championship to the City of Memphis, and we are committed to putting the best product on the field for our fans. I look forward to seeing both of these talented players in action on Saturday’s nights,” said Blast Head Coach Antwone Moore.

Marcus Gordon comes to the Blast after spending time with the Erie Explosion & Kansas City Command of the Arena Football League, Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League, and the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Following a standout college career Gordon signed with the Broncos as a college free agent on April 27, 2009. Gordon started all 12 games in his only season at Kentucky State after transferring from the University of Louisville. Was a two-year starter at Highland Community College in Highland, Kan., before his time at Louisville. Received honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference recognition at Highland C.C. in 2004 and was voted the team’s best offensive lineman. He attended Westside High School in Memphis, Tenn., where he earned all-region and all-conference honors in addition to receiving the team’s Best Lineman Award.


Eric Starks comes to the Blast after spending time with the Chicago Slaughter & Dayton Silverbacks of the Indoor Football League, Kings Comets Mid-Continental Football League, and the Racine Raiders of the MSFL. Starks played his collegiate ball at the University of Cincinnati his freshman & sophomore years but returned to Memphis citing personal family matters. Starks can play both sides of the ball he is a strong run-blocker, and has worked to improve his skill set in the passing game. Not only that he has all the physical tools needed to be a great defensive tackle – he’s got quick feet and excellent hands –  he’s also got the intangibles needed to be a great player.  He attended East High School in Memphis, Tenn.


The Memphis Blast are proud members of the Gridiron Developmental Football League. The Blast will have their 1st Annual Christmas Party Saturday December 2nd at the Xclusive Bar & Grill starting at 9:00 pm. A special meet and greet is planned for our players (5910 Mt. Moriah Road, Memphis, Tenn) at 9:30pm. Blast players and staff will be on hand with free ticket and t-shirt giveaways. For more information and season tickets contact the Blast office at For more information on Memphis Blast Professional  Football visit

City: Memphis, Tennessee
Nielsen U.S. TV market rank: 50th
Stadium: Charles Greenhill Stadium
Colors: Navy, Yellow Gold, Silver, and White


Memphis Blast is the longest running sports franchise team in the Mid-south region and is within shouting distance of Little Rock, Arkansas (137 miles) and Nashville (212 miles).

Memphis Blast Pro Developmental Football Franchise are recruiting the following positions QB OL/DL K/P

The Memphis Blast will host a tryout for players interested in seeing if they have what it takes to be a member of a premier professional football club. The tryouts are held every saturday in November 2017 thru February 2018.

All prospective players should fill out a Player Tryout Form and attend at least one of the tryout dates, although attending training camp is highly recommended in order to secure a roster spot. The tryouts are for all positions, including punters and kickers. Players should wear and appropriate athletic apparel to run through football drills.

You can also look for more information on 2018 Memphis Blast tryouts on our website, via Twitter, or by visiting our Facebook fan page.


The Gridiron Developmental Football League is a Professional Developmental Football League based in Memphis,Tennessee. This League was established to provide the community with high quality sports entertainment and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in professional sports. We are looking at partnering with national and local area businesses in our pursuit of excellence and commitment to our community. Our commitment, dedication, and vision are set on building a firm foundation for professionalism and quality. The Gridiron Developmental Football League continues to strive to provide a quality minor professional level of football throughout the United States and beyond giving area athletes and fans the opportunity be a part of history. Our organization would like to thank you for your support. We are excited about the upcoming season and look forward to “Making AN IMPACT” in our Community.

Fans&Players can visit our website at for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.

The GDFL Communications Office contributed to this article.

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