by Ryan Eucker

The Strike Force have signed defensive lineman Anthony Pruitt to their 2020 Indoor Football League roster.

Pruitt (6-4, 290, Kent State) joins the Strike Force for his third professional indoor season. Last season in Quad Cities, he saw action in eight games and recorded 26 total tackles (17 solos), one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss and had two forced fumbles with two recoveries. During the 2018 season, while the Steamwheelers was a member of the Champions Indoor Football League, Anthony saw action in ten games and recorded 16 total tackles, three tackles for loss, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

“Anthony is a versatile player in the trenches with the experience to contribute on both sides of the ball,” said Strike Force General Manager Ryan Eucker. “He’ll be a great addition to our team as we continue to add depth and experience to our 2020 roster.”

Pruitt played his collegiate career at Kent State where he received the Matt Ramser Award his senior season, given to members of the football team who best exemplifies the qualities of “courage, dedications, attitude, and commitment” as Matt did during his fight with cancer. Anthony was at Kent State from 2011-2015 (redshirted in 2012) and converted from defense to offense during his sophomore season.

Anthony is originally from Columbus, Ohio where he attended Groveport Madison High School. As a senior, he received Second Team All-State, Frist Team All-Conference, and All-District Honors.