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Tri-Cities Fever Sign Two New Players

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by Tri-Cities Fever Media Relations

KENNEWICK, WA - The Tri-Cities Fever would like to announce the signing of defensive tackle Demonte McAllister (6'2”, 295 lbs.) from Florida State and defensive back Steven Bethley (5'11”, 210 lbs.) from Montana State University.

McAllister joins the Fever fresh off of winning the national championship with the Florida State Seminoles earlier this year. After graduating he signed as a priority undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks. The rookie was in camp with them but failed to make the final roster and chose to stay in Washington and play for the Tri-Cities.

A DT at Florida State, he also has the quickness to play DE for the Fever and is known to have great ability to leverage bigger lineman and also the agility to shoot gaps to get to the opposing QB.

The Fever also signed former Montana State safety Steven Bethley. A four year starter for the Bobcats, he played both safety positions while in college; earning Big Sky All-Conference honors 3 years while amassing 163 tackles, 6 interceptions and 15 passes broken up.  

To make room on the roster, the Fever released offensive lineman Andrew Faaumu, who is now a football coach at Western Oregon. Coach Adam Shackleford says he's happy for Andrew's new opportunity. "We wish Andrew the best of luck as he heads into a new role in the game he excelled at as a player,” Shackleford said.

Additionally wide receiver Oliver “Tre” Young, who is still recovering from injuries sustained last season, was released. Coach Adam Shackleford is hopeful that if Tre can play football again. “We wish a full recovery to Tre and will absolutely welcome him back if he decides he is healthy enough to continue his career," Shackleford added.