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Georgia Group announced Monday, January 10, 2011 as a defensive lineman Louis Ellis was signed by the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

The former AP Little All-American and defending CIAA year Shaw of the University was signed by the Group in December and was in training camp with the Miami Dolphins during the summer of 2009 August 30 and released the same year .

The signing of Ellis in the NFL does not take the head Coach Dean Cokin Force by surprise. "When I signed Louis knew he was on the radar of some teams in the NFL. It is a dynamic big man who can play several positions." Cokin said. "Our continuing goal is to add the best players available in our list with the knowledge that these players have the chance to go to the first division. In the long run, this will strengthen our team as we are to maintain their rights to the AFL. We Louis excited and I wish you continued success in the NFL. "

Ellis going down the list of exemptions, the Group maintains its archive of place with Brandon Freeman (6'2 ", 205), a highly touted defensive back at the University of Massachusetts. Freeman played the 2010 season with Arizona AFL and was sought by many teams before the AFL reach agreement with Georgia. The former star with the af2 Arkansas Twisters will add depth to the secondary of the Force.

"We are very excited about Brandon join our team," said Cokin. "Cannot find too many defensive backs with his size that can cover man to man flat. He has a long body type and ball skills. It is also a strong factor on special teams, which is vital in AFL. More importantly, has a strong desire to compete on a daily basis is a key ingredient for the type of player you bring to camp. "