April 3, 2009 - Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) - Wisconsin Wolfpack
The Wolfpack signed two award-winning defenders today. Defensive back DeQwan Young and defensive lineman James Washington are expected to make an immediate impact on the field for the Wolfpack.
Young was a four-time All-Conference performer at defensive back for Division II St. Joseph's College. He also earned All-American honors in both 2006 and 2007. Young played in the 2008 Valero Cactus Bowl, the Division II All-Star game. He helped lead the East All-Stars to a 42-13 victory over the West All-Stars.
He played in 44 games for the Pumas and sits fourth all-time in school history with 15 interceptions. He also amassed 196 tackles, 16 for loss, and 57 pass deflections.
Young also served as the team's primary kick returner his senior season and his 592 return yards gave him the third highest single season total in St. Joseph's College history.
Washington started his football career at Detroit's Cooley Highand later took his football talents to Lakeland College where he was a standout on the defensive line.
He spent the 2008 outdoor season with the Wolfpack where he was named a Northern Conference All-Star..
Washington has a year of indoor experience under his belt after spending last season with the Milwaukee Bonecrushers.
"Whenever you can add two quality players like DeQwan and James to your roster, you're going to be a better team," said Wolfpack defensive coordinator Pete Kishline. "We expect both to make great contributions on the defensive side of the ball."
Young and Washington will get their first opportunity to contribute to the team on Saturday, April 4, as the Wolfpack host divisional rivals, the Rock River Raptors, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Great seats are still available for purchase through Ticketmaster.