Boone, NC- Quarterback Darren Daniel signs with the Grizzlies for the 2018 season.

Daniel, who is a four-year arena football veteran who previously played for the Columbus Lions, is more than excited to join the Grizzlies for the 2018 season. Daniel finished the 2017 season 2nd in the NAL in total offense with 186 yards per game, 2nd in the NAL in total offensive touchdowns with 44 touchdowns last season, and 4th in the NAL with 6.2 yards per pass.

Daniel attended Stanford University and later transferred to Alabama State University in 2012.Before signing with the Grizzlies, Daniel was a member of the Columbus Lions for four seasons.

The High Country Grizzlies will begin the start of the tryout season this October 28, 2017, at Hardin Park School in Boone, NC. Athletes can register for the tryout be visiting The tryout will be open to the public, and we encourage the community to come out and support the making of the 2018 team. For more information on all things Grizzlies, visit To learn more about the American Arena League, visit