May 10, 2007

Mother's Day to be Memorable for Rattlers' Amey

PHOENIX - Mother's Day arrives a day early for the Amey family this year as Rattlers OL/DL Vince Amey will face his brother Otis on Saturday night at the U.S. Airways Center. Otis Amey is a rookie receiver for the visiting Austin Wranglers and the unique pre-Mother's Day match-up makes for the ultimate gridiron gift.

"My parents are so excited about coming out on Saturday," Vince Amey said. "My mom was like, 'I couldn't ask for anything better for Mother's Day.' It'll be crazy. I'm excited about being on the same field with him."

Saturday will mark the first time the brothers have battled one another in a professional arena or any setting since their days of playing ball in the backyard. But for Vince - who grew up to have a successful collegiate career at Arizona State and seven seasons in the Arena Football League - hitting his six years younger brother will seem like old hat.

"I used to beat him up when we were kids and everything," said Vince, who now outweighs Otis by 108 pounds and has five inches on his sibling. "Nothing's going to change. I'm still going to try to beat him up and win this game, but it'll also be an honor to see some Amey boys on the field and be able to play my brother."

The Amey brothers will renew their sibling rivalry at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the U.S. Airways Center as the Rattlers host the Wranglers. Tickets are now on sale through, and the U.S. Airways Center Box Office.


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