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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Tri-Cities Fever announce that Ron Childs has been assigned to the team by the af2 league office. Childs, a native of Tri-Cities, played for Washington State University from 1991-1994 before going on to play in the NFL and for the 2005 NIFL Championship Fever team.
Childs, 6'1", 235 lbs, was selected All Pac-10 and named defensive MVP in the Alamo Bowl helping lead the Cougars to a 10-3 victory over Baylor. Childs played two seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints. He also played for the Scottish Claymores in NFL Europe and for the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Head Coach Cedric Walker stated, "It is exciting to bring on a local hero with such a strong background and ability to be a mentor to some of the younger players on the field." General Manager Randy Schillinger added, "We here at the Fever office are very excited to have Ron back in the Fever line-up. We have missed his team leadership and defensive skills over the past season. He brings a high level of professionalism on and off the field as well as throughout the community."Childs helped lead the Fever to their 2005 NIFL championship along with other current Fever players Josh Jelinek, Jarvis Dunn, and Michael Hodges.