Flight Land Former Predators Receiver Edward Victorian
TRENTON - The Jersey Flight today have announced the re-signing of WR Edward “Sauce” Victorian. Victorian played in the National Arena League in 2019 with the Orlando Predators.
“Leader, Vic has always been a true professional,” Flight head coach Terrence Foster said. “Throughout the years he has always been accountable, on and off the field. His involvement throughout the community coupled with his solid play and enthusiastic demeanor makes him a fan favorite.” Foster also added, “It’s always great to have guys in the locker room that know what to expect and trust in the process. "Sauce" shows up every day, and doesn't want to take a play off.”
“We’re not playing just to make the playoffs or to be a first year franchise and just have a winning record, it’s bigger than that,” Victorian said. “A lot of us have been around Coach T before so we know what to expect from him and the other coaches. It’s all or nothing for us, it might be my first time on the Jersey Flight but everybody knows how I am, this isn’t my first rodeo. I’m not coming here to just say that we beat Jacksonville or anyone else, I’m coming here trying to beat everybody,” Victorian said.
Victorian attended Northeastern State University after attending Kilgore Junior College. At Kilgore, Victorian caught 35 passes for 1,028 yards and five touchdowns. He was named an All-Conference honorable mention as a sophomore.
Victorian played with the Myrtle Beach Freedom in 2016, coached by Terrence Foster. Despite only playing four games with Myrtle Beach in 2016, Victorian caught 14 touchdowns and was an explosive weapon on offense and the special teams unit as a kick returner. Victorian returned to Myrtle Beach in 2017 and went on to spend time with the Baltimore Brigade of the AFL. Victorian and Foster continued to work together in 2018 with the High Country Grizzlies.
Last season Victorian was with the Orlando Predators of the NAL. Victorian played in three games, catching 13 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown with the Predators. He also returned five kicks for 77 yards, including a 24-yard return in the season opener against the Columbus Lions. Victorian shined in week two against the New York Streets, leading the Predators in receiving with seven receptions, 88 yards and a touchdown.
After departing from Orlando, Victorian reunited with Foster once again with the Cape Fear Heroes. Victorian and the Heroes made the playoffs with a 5-3 record but fell short in the divisional final.
“There’s a reason they call me sauce, I’m going over the top. I go in motion and try to make a play so everyone knows who number seven was when they leave the arena. But like I tell anyone that's new to arena football, the wall is undefeated. I don’t care who says anything otherwise, the wall has never lost. If you’re going to make a play you’re gonna have to go over the wall sometimes,” Victorian said.
“I’ve gone over the wall so many times, I’ve had times where after I went over my team had to come and get me from behind the wall. If I’ve got to go over the wall to make a catch, I’m going over the wall to make a catch. I’m willing to make that sacrifice because I know my daughter is watching and everybody back home is watching me play so I’ve got to go hard,” Victorian said.
Victorian is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the older brother to veteran defensive back Josh Victorian, who has played on multiple NFL and AFL teams.
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