With owner, Amir Shah, announcing 2017 as the end of the “Southbeach” era, you can bet he will be pulling out all the stops to make this a memorable season for not only the fans and PCFL, but for his team as well. Expect more sh** talking and harder smashmouth football than ever, as I’m sure it will be a season to remember. #2017lastrideoftheOutlaw
When asking around about Southbeach Outlaws 6’2 280lb defensive tackle/defensive end, Jonathan “J Millz” Miller, the consensus is pretty much the same all around, “One of the best guys to ever play the game.” The 31yr old, San Lorenzo High School graduate, who signed with the Idaho Vandals and later transferred to Missouri Western State University on a full ride, began his career in semi pro with the NorCal Lawmen in 2010 and then played two years with the Contra Costa Razorbacks before joining the Southbeach Outlaws in December of 2013, to “play with my friends.” The former rapper, known as Jonathan “Flyguy” Miller, states that being a part of Southbeach means alot because, “I have went to battle with my brothas and watched us come together as 1. This means everything to me. Blood Oath is not a game, I am Southbeach and I’m representing for that D-line. You feel me?” He says the best part about being with Southbeach is that “they don’t be about money, the love for the game is real. If you’re in a jam, they will look out for you. It’s a WE feeling and not just I.” Jon sees Southbeach as being “one of the biggest powerhouses for years to come, if we continue to come together and do this sh** the right way and stop cheating the Football Gods.” He says, “Last year was last year, and the year before was just the year before the last. I’m talking about the future and what’s coming to me now. Lol RFU.” He would like to be remembered for “the way I play the game, the way I hive it 100% and my passion. Yall gone remember the speed no matter what, the knowledge I have for technique, play formations and snap counts, the swag and how I was a real n**** all around.” Jonathan Miller will definitely be remembered by everyone as ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN SEMI PRO and has this message, “I’m bringing the BOOGIE BACK THIS YEAR #EASTSIDE 98 PROBLEMS.”
High school captain, two yrs. Freshman MVP and 1st Team All Conference. Senior 1st Team All Conference. Freshman and Sophmore 1st Team All Conference Chabot College. Gateway Football and Academic Scholarship. Scholarship to University of Arkansas Monticello(UAM). Team captain and MVP. 3 NFL combine invites. Semipro champion. Not many can boast a resume like this, especially at the age of 27, but Southbeach Outlaws defensive end, Terrill “Dot” Vinson does and then some. Formerly known as rapper “Relly Dot”, Dot has been with Southbeach since their first year. Having been brought over by his brother Thad, who says playing with his brother is the best because, “you get to share in everything together.” He also stated that his brother plays “every down like it’s his last and is the most passionate person I know when it come to football and he will fight for every player on his team.” Coach Nick Iano commented, “If I were to have a team, Dot is the first person I’d want on my team.” The former All American high school wrestler, wants all “new recruits to make plays and shut up.” He would like to be remembered as the “GOAT” and has this advice for all haters, “BLOCK ME!” You can’t talk about Dot Vinson, and not mention the woman that has been by his side since high school, Patricia, who has enjoyed watching him “grow from a teenager into a man. Dot is from the projects, and he became an educated man who loves football, a great family man, who is now giving back to today’s youth.” She states that their son Juju and Dot can have have you “laughing all day.” With their new addition, Jeremiah Armani, coming soon, there’s no doubt Dot Vinson’s legacy will live on through his sons.
“Scottie is a silent leader. Always composed and confident. Not easily shaken. Reliable! You can always count on him with the game on the line,” this said by a teammate of the Southbeach Outlaw’s 27yr old, 5’8, 200lb quaterback from San Leandro High School, and Cal Poly University graduate, Scottie Cordier. The former Contra Costa Razorback and Bay Area Nole is going on his fourth season with Southbeach. “It’s a privilige and honor to be able to play football with the caliber of men on the team. I am thankful I was asked to come back and play the past three seasons. The best part about being with Southbeach, is playing on team with a group of men I consider my friends.” When asked about advice to the “new recruits”, the very humble quarterback says, “If you truly love the sport and competition, come earn a spot at the Beach.” His greatest accomplishment in semi pro is winning the 2014 PCFL championship and says he only wants to be remembered as “earning respect from my teammates.” The ever humble qb is the first to give credit to someone else, he plays not for himself, but for the team as a whole. He strives for nothing more, than to bring that W home, not for himself, but his teammates. Scottie Cordier is the true definition of a “teammate”, and an integral assett to the Southbeach Outlaws.
To have a voice that can impact those on and off the field, is a challenge in itself, but to be able to do it in two completely different ways and stay humble at the same time, is near impossible. Yet, Rob “City P” Sherman, the 5’11, 279lb defensive lineman for the Southbeach Outlaws and popular Bay Area rapper, seems to do it with ease. After winning the PCFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 with the Golden State Giants, he came over to the then East Bay Outlaws. Not long after joining the squad, Rob and another player founded the ‘Avenger’s Defense’, and history was made. The next season, 2014, the Southbeach Outlaws went on to win the PCFL championship, with the ‘Avenger’s D’ leading the way. Rob states that his biggest accomplishment in semi pro to date, is”Being a leader on a championship team comprised of men that I love and respect. I am grateful that I got to do it, and I got to do it in fine style.” His advice to new “recruits” is to come, “Mentally and physically prepared. Competition is really strong, so you have to gain and keep that trust. You have to be ready to sacrifice your personal glory for the goal of the team. You have to be open to harsh criticism. You have to be able to perform and thrive under pressure. And. you have to put work in on your own and be able to keep up and have fun because that’s our style.” He sees “#RFU, #HappyHalloween every Saturday for qbs and rbs, the #AvengersD being who we are and being a POWERHOUSE that people will speak of with reverence years from now” in Southbeach’s future. Rob would like to be remembered as a “Good friend and teammate.Every year people talk about who is the best, and I feel honored and blessed to see my name brought up for the past 5yrs, especially since I’m kinda undersized at this position. But more so, I’d love to be remembered as someone who took the time and cared enough to prepare for the sake of the tea. Someone who pooled all his resources to play the best he could.” Rob Sherman embodies all the attributes that enable him to be the great football player, teammate, leader, rapper, friend and man that he is. He is truly a Superhero.
When you hear the word “hammer”, you think of something that is hard hitting, something you don’t want to be hit by, so it’s no surprise that the Southbeach Outlaws Dwaine “Hammer” Hernton, Jr. has been issued that as a nick-name. The 34yr old, 6’3, 375lb lineman from Ceres High School, attended Modesto Junior Collge, where as a freshman, he received an honorable mention for all-league offensive lineman, received an award for all-league lineman and 3 offensive player of the week recognitions during the season. He began his semi pro career with the Modesto Raiders, playing from 2004-11, then played with the West Valley Wolves in 2012 and when they merged with the Stocton Hurricanes in 2013, he played for the Central Valley Jaguars. In 2014, “Hammer” wanted a change from the Valley. He chose the Southbeach Outlaws, because he said he, “Felt the good vibes between the players, owners and coaches.” His advice to the 2016 “new recruits”, is to, “Work hard and show your coaches and teammates your talent and skills. Don’t talk about it.” He would like to be remembered for his leadership and humbleness, and he states his greatest accomplishment to date, is his 2014 championship with the Southbeach Outlaws. He believes Southbeach’s future will be successful as long as “We keep players that will treat their teammates as family and play for the man next to him.” No article about “Hammer” would be complete, without mentioning the man off the field. While being a beast on the field, at home, he is a very “dedicated Christian, country and family man that does whatever he needs to get all jobs done,” according to his loving wife. He is the father of 14 beautiful children, has numerous pets, and also loves to breed horses. The consensus seems to be, Dwaine “Hammer” Hernton, Jr., is the nicest guy you’d ever meet “off the field”. Unfortunately, “Hammer” was not able to make the game last season with the Pacifica Islanders in the PCFL conf championship, and he took the loss harder than anyone. Feeling he let his family down, there’s no doubt, he will be back this season with a desire and drive, unmatched to any season before.
When it comes to football players, Thad “All Purpose” Vinson, is considered to be one of the elite. Not only is he a superior athlete on the field, he has earned his respect off the field as well. I have not come across anyone who has had anything negative to say about the soon to be 31 year old Balboa High School graduate. After attending the College of San Mateo, he began his semi pro career in the spring of 2005. Before coming to Southbeach, he played on teams such as the Alameda Knights, California Warriors, Pacifica Islanders and the Bay Bucs. In 2013, his team at the time, the Bay Area Noles, had nowhere to play, some of the players joined with the then East Bay Outlaws. The next season, the Southbeach Outlaws were born. After only two years, the Southbeach Outlaws claimed their first championship in 2014 against the Capital City Fury. Although this was not his first ship, Mr. Vinson stated that this was the “first time it felt real. The team as a unit, shed a lot of blood, sweat and tears the entire season and I felt it in every joint of my body.” His advice to rookies is, “If you come to just play football, I advise you leave now. This is a foundation. This is a livelihood. This is a family.” In 2015, his goal is not only to repeat, but to build the Outlaw name. When he retires, he would like to be remembered “for the love I have for the game, the hard work I put in, and the love I show toward other teams. I want to be remembered as a true baller in the game of football. Lastly, Mr. Vinson would like to advise all upcoming football players to “go to school first. Try to make to the NFL first. Don’t just settle for semi pro because it will always be here. There’s a lot of guys that should be in the NFL but aren’t because they settled for semi pro. Be smart, take care of your injuries and never take this game called football lightly.”