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12/14/2019 8:19 PM

 The Columbus Lions add another versatile quarterback to their arsenal with dual threat Darren Daniel joining the team. The Phenix City, Alabama native, who made college stops at Stanford and Alabama State, played with the Columbus Lions back in 2017. Daniel was part of the 10-4 Lions team that feel just short against the Jacksonville Sharks 27-21 in the Championship Game.
Daniel completed 60% of his passes for 1,611 yards and 38 touchdowns while adding on six rushing touchdowns. One of his best games as a Lion was a 85-18 rout of the Corpus Christi Rage where he threw for 175 yards and six touchdowns. “He’s very athletic, big and competes. He makes us a better team and I look forward to having him back in a Lions uniform” said Lions head coach Jason Gibson. Daniel will join a Lions team that was ranked 2nd in total offense last season averaging 235.6 yards per game and scoring 88 touchdowns, good for 3rd in the NAL.


The Columbus Lions are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2007, the Columbus Lions are starting their 14th season in 2020. The Lions are a 3x league champion and 13 playoff appearances in their rich history. The Lions play their home games at Hughston Field in the Columbus Civic Center. Lions Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (706) 322-3336 or visit columbuslions.com. Follow the Lions on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Lionsfootball/, twitter @columbuslions and instagram.com/Columbuslions.


The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. The National Arena League will kick off its fourth season in 2020. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com . For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.