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Fever Land Starting Linebacker

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Tri-Cities Fever announces that Randy Chappell has been assigned to the team by the af2 league office.  Chappell had an outstanding season in 2007 with the Texas Copperheads.  This will be Chappell's second year in the af2 and first with the Fever. 

Chappell, who stands 6'5" and weighs 250 lbs, is "An all around outstanding athlete," according to Head Coach Cedric Walker. "We can expect great things out of Chappell in the Jack position this year because of his athleticism."  Chappell can also assist the team in many other positions including WR and FB/LB.  "We can do lot's of different things with Chappell since he is such a strong and talented athlete," Coach Walker added.  Chappell lead the Copperheads in tackles last year, had two interceptions, 8 pass break-ups, 2 fumble recoveries, and 2 forced fumbles. 

Chappell spent his collegiate career playing strong safety at Oklahoma State University being recruited straight from high school.  Chappell was also sought after by Mississippi State and Alabama. 

The Fever have training camp in Richland beginning March 8.