Liberty Sign Three Defensive Players

The Salina Liberty gets “defensive” with new roster additions! The Liberty announced the signings of Marrion Holmes, Eric Johnson and Kivar Thurmon.

Marrion Holmes is a 6’1 317 defensive lineman from De Funkiak Springs, Florida. Holmes attended college at the University of West Georgia. During his senior year playing for the Wolves, Holmes had 36 total tackles, 12 solo & 24 assists while also accumulating 2.5 sacks. Liberty Head Coach Heron O’Neal said, “Holmes is physical enough to take on double teams and be stout on the run but athletic enough to beat you with quickness in the pass rush game. He disengages from offensive lineman with great use of his hands”.

Eric Johnson was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Johnson played division III football at Rockford College in Illinois where he received multiple Special Teams Player of the Week awards. Last season Johnson played 9 games for the Dodge City Law, registering 39 tackles, 24 solo & 15 assists to go along with 2 interceptions.  Coach Heron O’Neal said, “Eric has great technique and speed. He works extremely hard on the field and in the film room. He’s a very important piece of our secondary.”

Kivar Thurman is a 5’10 190 Defensive back from South Nyack N.Y. Following High school Thurman attended Dean University before transferring to Delaware University at the beginning of his junior season. Thurman started playing for Coach O’Neal last year with the Dodge City Law. O’Neal said, “Thurman came in late in the season, but he played well on defense and special teams.  He plays well against the pass and the run and will be an asset to our defensive secondary.”

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