KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Tri-Cities Fever, back at home Saturday to battle Fairbanks and they are hoping receiver Joey Hew Len has a big game.
Hew Len came to the team midway through last season. He played in 7 games and caught 13 passes, scoring once. Fast forward to this season: In just two games, Hew Len has 9 receptions and 5 TD grabs.
"I worked on my body," he said. "I worked on getting a little slimmer, quicker, and faster and tried to do the right things. I was hoping this year I would come in and have a bigger role."
Part of his development this season can be attributed to his time playing college ball in Hawaii, where he played in a run-and-gun style offense.
"It's a lot quicker," he said. "You have to be in the right places. You have to see the defense, read the defense, and make adjustments. I probably learned the most out there and I only stayed there for a year."
All of which translates well to the indoor game. He hopes his skills improve enough to one day play in the NFL.
"I really want to move up," he said. "I feel I have the skills to move up to a bigger level. I just love football, love competing. I love competing against the next guy."