Storm's Whittaker to play for UFL's Destroyers
Former USF receiver Huey Whittaker, who has shined this season as a top target for the Tampa Bay Storm, is moving up in the pro football world, finishing his Arena season early so he can join the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL.
Whittaker had two touchdowns Saturday in the Storm's loss to Tulsa, but he'll wear a different uniform now, joining a pair of Bulls in Virginia -- kicker Delbert Alvarado and safety J.R. Reed are already on the Destroyers' roster. In other Storm/USF news, receiver Amarri Jackson set a Storm rookie record for receptions -- he now has 111, breaking the record of 105 set by Freddie Solomon in 2003.
Whittaker leads the Storm in receptions (125) and yards (1,405) and is tied with Jackson for the team lead with 28 touchdowns. Jackson, who has 1,391 yards, should be able to take over the team lead in the Storm's final two games. The Destroyers, who were relocated after playing in Orlando as the Florida Tuskers last season, open their 2011 season on Aug. 13.