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AWFFL star running back, Santia Deck takes her Barry Sanders-like football skills to LFL’s Atlanta Steam . . . summer 2017! 

Atlanta, Georgia, (April 5th, 2017) - Santia Deck aka Queen of Abs, three-time leading rusher for the AWFFL (American Women’s Flag Football League) was drafted by the LFL (Legends Football League, formerly Lingerie Football League) on March 21, 2017. “We welcome Santia to the 2017 Atlanta Steam and look forward to congratulating her as a Legends Cup champion come season end”, according to Head Coach, Dane Robinson. Running back Coordinator, Coach Ike, stated “I’ve never seen a woman with the speed and agility that Santia possesses”. He adds, “I’m glad she’s ours and know she’s going to help the Steam put on one heck of a show for our fans”.

The announcement of Deck making the 20 woman roster of Atlanta Steam has created a social media frenzy among her 155K Instagram followers. “I’m excited to join the Steam and I’m humbled by all of the support and love from my family, friends and fans”, says Deck. When asked what is one of the most interesting things people have said, she giggles and says, “People always ask if I’m Barry Sanders daughter because of my running style. No, I am not Barry Sanders daughter, but I definitely appreciate the compliments”.

Deck has built a loyal and engaged following, which started to gain big momentum in 2014 with the release of her first fitness DVD. As a certified personal trainer, Santia shares everything from nutritional tips to workout knowledge online and offers personalized training in person and virtually. The move to LFL will certainly add a new element to her brand. She is excited to add as much as she can to the league and to help her Steam family bring home wins to Atlanta.

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About Queen of Abs Santia Marie Deck was born in Greenville, SC and raised in Houston, TX. Santia currently resides in Atlanta, Ga where she's one of the most sought after personal trainers in the city. She attended Texas A&M-Kingsville as a collegiate track athlete. She has built a massive global social media following. Her large international fan base represents Dubai, Brazil, The UK, South Africa, Switzerland, Jamaica, Canada and many other countries. Her famous "six-pack" has earned her the name "Queen of Abs". Under the Queen of Abs brand, Santia has launched a successful vegan-based supplement line (Royalty), fitness DVD, Queen of Abs Fitness TV talk show and fitness clothing line. Her busy schedule includes fitness modeling, motivational speaking engagements, special fitness-related events around the U.S. and abroad, including the upcoming “Women Empowerment” cruise this summer. She is currently working on a major network TV show to be announced soon.