Slowly but surely, the St. Louis Attack roster for the 2015 season is coming together. The latest signing is 6’5”, 350-pound lineman Anthony Jackson, who also played in St. Louis two years ago with the Missouri Monsters.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Jackson attended Hazelwood East High School before going to Arkansas State University. He spent last season in Nashville, where he won a PIFL championship with the Nashville Venom. The 2015 season will be his fifth playing indoor football, and he loves having the opportunity to do so.
“I love playing on the offensive line,” he said. “It’s gritty, dirty, and I love every bit of it.”
He also loves the chance to return to St. Louis. “I’m looking forward to doing my job. From my alignments to assignments and gelling with my fellow linemen and teammates,” said Jackson. “And playing for the Attack provides me a great opportunity to stay home and play the game I love in front of my family and friends. That makes both my family and me happy.”
Jackson also said that while he was thrilled to win a championship last year in Nashville, it’s important to him that he make that happen in St. Louis as well. “Winning the championship last season has been my favorite moment so far as a player,” he said. “And my next moment will be winning a championship here at home in front of my family, friends and the Attack faithful.
As happy as winning in his hometown would make Jackson, his bigger goal is to make his biggest fan happy. “My daughter is my biggest inspiration,” he said. “She’s the reason I go so hard and her happiness is all that matters to me.”
The Attack open the 2015 season on March 29 when they travel to Texas to take on the Corpus Christi Fury, and open the home season on April 4 when they host the Rio Grande Valley Sol at the Family Arena.