Baptiste to the NFL

KANSAS CITY– Kansas City Command linebacker Tressor Baptiste (6-0, 240) has been acquired by the Seattle Seahawks, announced director of player personnel Ryan Myers Monday. The roster move will now put Baptiste on the Command’s other league exempt list, allowing it to retain his rights should Baptiste return to the Arena Football League.

Joining the Seahawks will be the second stint in the National Football League for the former University of Texas A&MKingsvillestand-out.  Baptiste spent time with the Chicago Bears during the 2011 NFL preseason.

“We are excited to see Tressor have another opportunity in the NFL,” Myers said. “Our goal as an organization is to place as many players as we can in the NFL, while also giving our fans a quality product on the field.”

While attending Texas A&MKingsville, Baptiste played an integral part in a defense that led the nation and set a school record for fewest rushing yards allowed per game. He earned a number of accolades in 2010, including Lone Star Conference South Division Linebacker of the Year, first-team American Football Coaches Association All-American, second-team Daktronics All-American, and third-team AP Little All-American.  Baptiste recorded 66 tackles on the year and led the Javelinas with eight total tackles for loss.

Baptiste was assigned to the Command on November 29, 2011 as a rookie free agent.

*Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

About the Command

The Kansas City Command brought the hard-hitting excitement of Arena Football back to SprintCenter!  Season tickets for 2012 are on sale now by calling 855-KC-ARENA or e-mailing [email protected] .  The Command concluded its inaugural season in July of 2011 and is now gearing up for a playoff run in 2012!  The Kansas City Brigade introduced local fans to Arena Football in 2006 and quickly established a reputation for a unique blend of football and entertainment.  In the 2008 season, the Brigade moved their home games toSprint Center,Kansas City’s award-winning downtown arena, bringing action-packed indoor football to a state-of-the-art facility.  Now the team is back with a new name but the same fun, family-friendly, fast-paced action!


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