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The Albany Empire Sign RB Tyler Adkins for the 2023 Season

Albany, NY: The Albany Empire announced today that the team has signed Running Back Tyler Adkins for the 2023 National Arena League season. Adkins played collegiately at Pittsburgh State University in Pittsburgh, Kansas from 2016-2021 after being an Oklahoma Class 6A All-State selection as a senior in 2015.  Going into his senior year at Pittsburgh State, Adkins was a focal point of the Gorillas offense with Adkins seeing 373 carries for 1,901 yards and 18 touchdowns in his first 5 season.  Adkins would go on to see another 143 carries in his final year for 652 yards and 7 touchdowns.  In his top performance of the season, Adkins took 18 carries for 107 yards and 1 touchdown in a 26-20 victory over Central Oklahoma.


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About The Albany Empire

The Albany Empire was founded in 2018 and have won titles in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2019 as well as the National Arena League (NAL) in 2021 and 2022. The Empire play their home games at the MVP Arena located at 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY. For more information about the Empire please email mwoods@albanyempirenal.com. For ticket sales and information please call (518)714-2200 Ext. 101 or Email tickets@albanyempirenal.com or visit albanyempirenal.com, facebook.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, twitter.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, instagram.com/albanyempirenal

About The National Arena League

The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. 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.

About The MVP Arena

MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany Empire of the National Arena League, the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/.