By Morgan Bryce
Former Auburn University running back Kamryn Pettway is the newest member of the Gridiron Developmental Football League’s East Alabama Predators.
Signed June 30, Pettway’s presence is a huge boost to a team looking to make a deep playoff run, according to Predators owner/head coach Michael Martin.
“Kamryn has been a great addition to the team. He has brought more momentum with his style of running and experience,” Martin said. “He’s a team player, and we’re looking forward to finishing out the season on a high note.”
In his first start against the division rival Georgia Crush, Pettway rushed 20 times for 190 yards and three 2-point conversions.
Following an injury-filled junior season last year, Pettway declared early for the NFL draft.
Going undrafted, Pettway, along with fellow Auburn teammate Tray Matthews, signed as undrafted free agents with the Minnesota Vikings April 28.
At the conclusion of the Vikings’ rookie camp May 7, Pettway was one of four players waived.
A Prattville native and lifelong Auburn fan, Pettway redshirted as a freshman in 2014. After spending the 2015 season at fullback, Coach Gus Malzahn moved him to running back for 2016.
Malzahn’s decision was richly rewarded, as Pettway rushed for 1,224 yards on 209 carries, scoring seven touchdowns and receiving first-team All-SEC honors.
The Predators play all their home games at Notasulga High School’s Knapp-Sanderson Stadium, which is located at 500 E. Main St. in Notasulga.
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