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The Fever have made several announcements on new players the last few days. Here are the press releases. The season starts in late March.
--Scott Reister, KNDU
The af2 league office assigned Tremaine Kirkland out of Portland State University to the 2009 Fever squad.
Kirkland had a stand out senior season with the Vikings where he doubled his totals from the previous two seasons and was named to the 2007 Associated Press FCS All-American Third Team, First Team All-Big Sky Conference and the Viking's Team MVP. His senior season saw 84 receptions for 1,059 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns, alongside of 12 carries for 64 yards and one rushing touchdown. This set his college career totals to 150 receptions for 1,846 yards and 18 receiving touchdowns, along with 39 rushes for 197 yards and two touchdown.
No stranger to trick plays either, Kirkland was 4-for-6 in passing attempts for 143 yards and two touchdowns.
Before transferring to PSU Kirkland played for UNLV where he was named first team All-Mountain West Conference as a punt returner before he separated his shoulder and was out for the season.
The Tri-Cities Fever have been assigned former Packer Defensive Back Condrew Allen and four others.
Allen, who signed with the Green Bay Packers as a free-agent in 2008, played his college career at Portland State University; making him the second Viking Coach Davis has picked up for the 2009 squad. In 37 Career Games with the Vikings, Allen accumulated two interceptions (one taken back for a touchdown), 21 solo tackles and 18 assisted tackles.
Other notable players assigned by the af2 include Ray Little who split the year playing for Stockton and the Fever tallying three interceptions, 26.5 total tackles (21 solo; 11 ass; three tackles for loss) and six pass break ups; Rookie QB James Collins out of Portland State, Rookie International K Stephen Irvine, and Rookie WR Bernie Lewis out of San Jose State University.
The Tri-Cities Fever have been assigned FB Baron Harrell (ha-RELL) out of Weber State University.
IN 2007: Played 10 games and tallied up 24 tackles (9 solo, 15 assisted) 4.5 TFL and one sack. On the offensive side caught one pass for 10 yards and one touchdown.
IN 2006: Played the first six games of the season at defensive end and getting the starting nod one time (vs. Portland State). He had 14 tackles with a single game high of three in three different games. Accumulated eight catches for 95 yards with a season best of three receptions for 50 yards at Idaho State.
IN 2005: Had five catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns.
Harrell is a great addition to the arena game with his jack of all traits ability/mentality. He has played defensive end, tight end and long snapper over his collegiate career.
The Tri-Cities Fever have been assigned LB/DL Ben Alexander out of the University of Idaho.
Alexander posted 4.3-40 speed coming into college and played all four years with the Vandals where he amassed 125 tackles (58 solo; 67 assisted) with seven sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. While only able to play in six games his senior season, Alexander made the most of it by adding 35 tackles to his credit (14 solo, 21 assists) one sack, one forced fumble and even managed one 42-yard punt return.
By playing both Linebacker and Defensive End for the Vandals over the years, Alexander adds depth to multiple positions within the arena game.