Gladiators Add K Pettrey and WR Outlaw

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League, presented by Unique Home Solutions, were assigned K Aaron Pettrey and WR Lonnie Outlaw, the team announced Wednesday.

Pettrey, 30, returns to Cleveland for his second stint with the team. His first stint in Cleveland was highlighted by the 2014 season when the Gladiators went 17-1, clinched the East Division, won the American Conference Championship, and appeared in ArenaBowl XXVII.

During that season, the 6’2”, 185 lb. placekicker delivered on numerous onside kicks and clutch field goals, assisting in the team’s most exciting season in franchise history. Pettrey’s game-winning 36-yard field goal as time expired in the first round of the AFL Playoffs helped propel the Gladiators to a 39-37 home victory over the Philadelphia Soul.

In three total seasons with the Gladiators spanning from 2012-14, Pettrey connected on 14 field goals and 222 extra points before calling it a career after ArenaBowl XXVII.

Pettrey is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has previously spent time in the National Football League (NFL) with the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, and Cincinnati Bengals. He is a native of Raceland, KY.

Pettrey’s 36-yard game winning field goal: https://youtu.be/afOcV-URk_o

Outlaw, 25, enters his first season with the Gladiators after spending the previous two seasons with the Philadelphia Soul where he played in eight total games, catching 18 passes for 243 yards and eight touchdowns.

The 6’7”, 225 lb. wide receiver is a native of Rochelle, GA, and played collegiately at Miles College in Alabama.

Additionally, the Gladiators also announced they have placed K Jed Solomon on reassignment and DB Rayshaun Kizer on injured reserve.

The Gladiators Tailgate Zone will debut on Friday, June 16th when the Gladiators host the Baltimore Brigade at Quicken Loans Arena. The all-new Tailgate Zone includes an all-inclusive buffet featuring Sugardale hot dogs, a nacho bar, popcorn and cookies plus beer, wine and Pepsi products. “The Zone” is located at field level in a private space right next to the players and all the game action. Tickets are only $49 and are available by visiting www.clevelandgladiators.com/tailgatezone or by calling (216) 420-2222.

June 16th is also “Summer Picnic at The Q” and the first 10,000 fans to arrive will receive a free Gladiators Tumbler presented by Phantom Fireworks. Additionally, there will be two other opportunities for fans to experience the Tailgate Zone during the remaining home games of the 2017 regular season as the team hosts “Go Pink Night” on Saturday June 24th and “Fan Salute Night presented by the Brew Kettle” on Saturday, July 8th.

Tickets for every Gladiators home game start at just $10 and are on sale now! Full and partial season ticket memberships are also available and provide you with the best seat locations, custom member benefits and the lowest ticket prices. All tickets can be purchased by visiting ClevelandGladiators.com, calling (216) 420-0000, visiting The Q Box Office or any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart. Be sure to follow the Gladiators on Twitter @clegladiators, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clevelandgladiators.