03.04.2007 klo 15:47
The Turku Trojans has signed wide receiver Johnell Wyatte. He is a versatile player who can play also as a defensive back and a kick returner. Johnell has been playing semi/pro football since 2000. He has accumulated several awards and honors for his numerous achievements.
In 2000 as a Brooklyn Mariners’ rookie, Johnell quickly adapted to team chemistry by being able to play many positions on the field. He started at WR/FS and quickly gained the head coach’s respect as a two-way player. In ‘02 he received the “Coach’s Award”, due to both his sportsmanship and production on the field.
Returning in ‘03, Johnell was awarded 2 MVP trophies and won a National Championship. He was named the National Championship’s game MVP as well as the Brooklyn Mariners’ Team MVP. In February ‘04, Johnell was selected to play in an all-star game, 1 st Annual Freedom Bowl, hosted at “Veterans Stadium” in Long Beach, California to honor the tragedies of 9/11, where he was presented with a plaque for the game MVP for the NY Towers team.
In March ‘04 he signed a NIFL contract with the Staten Island Xtreme, a professional indoor team. He excelled at WR/S, earning Team MVP, along with being named the Best Two-Way Player. Returning to the Mariners in August ’04, Johnell was awarded the MVP for his outstanding defensive skills.
In March 05’ he accepted an offer to join the Cincinnati Marshals where his efforts took them to the Atlantic Conference title game. Later that year Johnell led the Brooklyn Mariners to their 2nd National title and was chosen as the Offensive MVP. In ‘06 he relocated to Indiana where he joined the Ft. Wayne Freedom in the UIFL, averaging 8 catches/86 yards and 1 TD per game.
Currently, Johnell is playing for a 3rd National title with the Brooklyn Mariners. Off the field he is a youth tutor and mentor believing that there’s no excuse for failure. Johnell feels that “those who dare to be different dare to be great!”