The Columbus Lions keep stacking their defensive roster with talent ahead of the 2018 season. Today’s signing of Defensive Lineman David Gilbert (6’4, 254 lbs) makes three Division 1 acquisitions in just three days for the Lions.  Gilbert played 4 seasons at Wisconsin, where he recorded 79 tackles and 8.5 sacks.  He transferred to Miami in 20134, where he played in 12 games recording 10 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and Tied for team lead with two fumble recoveries. “Signing this caliber of player makes my job easier” said head coach Jason Gibson.  “Guys like Gilbert want to continue to prove themselves on the field, and they want to show off how talented they are. We’re very excited for 2018.”

About the Columbus Lions:  The Columbus Lions members of the National Arena League (NAL), and are the longest continually running team in indoor football, with a 102-46 record under head coach Jason Gibson.  The Lions have made 10 playoff appearances 11 seasons, and Gibson has also led the Lions to 3 championships in 3 different leagues (SIFL 2010, PIFL 2015, AIF 2016).  Lions Den Memberships for the 2018 season are now available. Lions Den Memberships start as low as $80. To become a member of the Lions Den or for more information please call (706) 322-3336. Follow the Lions on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @columbuslions

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