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Shock announce new roster

Mon., March 18, 2013

The Spokane Shock have announced their opening-day roster after making final cuts at the conclusion of their training camp.

The Shock’s roster features a strong mix of veterans along with a number of AFL newcomers. The defensive secondary is comprised of three Shock veterans in Paul Stephens, Terrance Sanders, and Patrick Stoudamire. Cameron McGlenn will join the Shock after spending the past two seasons with the Iowa Barnstormers.

The defensive front features returning Shock defensive lineman James Ruffin along with rookie Chase Vaughn and four-year veteran Terrance Taylor, who spent last season with the Pittsburgh Power. Terence Moore returns to the jack-linebacker position and will be complimented by mac-linebacker Beau Bell and Marc Schiechl – both of whom can also play on the defensive line.

Last season’s Kicker of the Year Kenny Spencer returns for his second season with the Shock.

The offensive unit will be led by quarterbacks Erik Meyer and Arvell Nelson. Last season, Meyer suffered a season-ending injury in the home opener. Nelson joins the Shock for his first AFL season.

The wide receiver corps, one of the most competitive position battles in camp, showcases Shock veterans Adron Tennell, Steven Black, and Jeffery Solomon.

They will be joined by AFL rookie Kamar Jorden and former IFL Tri-Cities Fever receiver Oliver “Tre” Young.

The offensive line is headed by Shock veterans Ryan Cave, Samuel Tupua, and Palauni Ma Sun. Will Falakiseni joins the Shock after spending last season with the Tri-Cities Fever along with rookie Tyrone Novikoff.

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