November 7, 2012 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Spokane Shock
SPOKANE, WA (November 7, 2012) - The Shock have been assigned Oliver "Tre" Young and Julian Talley to the 2013 roster.
Young, a wide receiver out of South Carolina State, joins the Shock for his rookie season in the Arena Football League after spending the past two seasons (2011,2012) with the IFL's Tri-City Fever. For the Fever, Young recorded 118 receptions for 1,463 yards and 34 touchdowns in two seasons (regular season). Prior to joining the Fever, Young spent time with the NFL's Carolina Panthers. As a Bulldog at South Carolina State, Young played in a total of 45 games and is the all-time leader in receptions (134) and receiving yards (2,149).
"Young is a guy with great hands and someone you can always count on to go up and catch the ball at its highest point. We're excited to see what he can bring to the table during camp with his experience, having played two seasons in the IFL," said Shock Head Coach Andy Olson.
Talley, a wide receiver out of the University of Massachusetts, joins the Shock for his AFL debut after spending time with the New York Giants in 2012. While at UMASS, Talley played in 45 games on his way to registering 162 receptions for 2,090 yards and 11 touchdowns.
"Talley is a great route running receiver that doesn't have a problem going over the middle and catching the ball. We expect him to make a strong transition to the AFL and be a guy that can really take advantage of the one-on-one matchups on the smaller field," said Shock Head Coach Andy Olson.