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EFL QB Takes His Game Indoors

Kennewick, Wash. - Riverview product Brett Jay is raising his game a notch. The Evergreen League veteran is making the jump to the National Inddor Football League and hopes to help out the Tri-Cities Fever any way he can.

The former Tri-City Rattler and Walla Walla Star has been added to the roster as backup QB and emergency reciever for Dan Whitsett's club Saturday night at Billings. He's been with the Fever just a few days, and already notices the differences between his old league and his new one.

"The indoor game, it's fun," said Jay. "I like playing indoors. I don't have to worry about the weather at all. I have amazing athletes all around me. It's a quick game. Some of the reads are similar. It's a new game that takes time to learn."

Coach Whitestt says that bringing in Jay just made sense. "You kind of want a local guy that has a home here and has a job here," Whitsett said. "You don't want to bring a guy in from across the country, live in a hotel for a few hundred dollars a week and not know if he's gonna play or not."

Jay appreciates the experience, but doesn't see this as a stepping stone to NFL glory. "I don't have a career in football, but it's something better," Jay says. "So might as well take the opportunity."

Jay most recently played with the EFL runner-up Walla Walla Stars. With the Fever he's behind James McNear and a hurting Joe Wiser on the Fever depth chart.