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Tri-Cities Fever Re-Sign Quarterback

Lillard Returns as Fever QB Lillard Returns as Fever QB
KENNEWICK, Wash - The Tri-Cities Fever has re-signed veteran Fever Quarterback Houston Lillard (6'0” 210lbs) from Southeast Missouri and the new signing of Wide Receiver LaDon Hudson (6'3” 218lbs) a rookie from Mid-America Nazarene, the team announced Tuesday.

Houston returned to the Fever last season after the team got off to a rough start.  He led the team to six wins in their last seven games, just missing the playoffs. Lillard also won two IFL Offensive Player of the Week awards in his time with the team last season. Lillard finished the 2014 season with 1874 yards and 37 touchdowns through the air and 238 yards and another 7 touchdowns on the ground. Houston looks to build on that late season success and carry it over to the full 2015 season.

Lillard is remembered for leading the Fever to back to back Intense Conference Championships in 2011 & 2012. He is looking to win the IFL championship with the Fever this coming season.

Head Coach Adam Shackleford is excited to have his veteran quarterback on board for another full season.

“Houston Lillard is a premier player in this league. He has proven it with his work ethic talent and character on and off the field. We will continue to try and add talent around him to not only protect him but allow him to make plays," Shackleford said.

Hudson was in camp with the Carolina Panthers this spring, and should be a big target in the end zone for the Fever in 2015. Coach Shackleford knew he was special the first time he watched him play.

“LaDon Hudson jumped off the screen when I watched his film. A Big body WR with big play ability.”

Hudson played Wide Receiver in college, after being recruited as a Tight End, and had 18 TD's on 84 receptions while earning all conference awards his junior and senior season. He also earned MVP honors for the FCS Senior Bowl and was considered a Draft Diamond prior to the NFL Draft.