February 24, 2011 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Spokane Shock
Spokane, WA: The Shock announced today that WR Markee White will return to Spokane in 2011. Additionally, the Shock added QB Joe Ayoob, WR Juamorris Stewart, LB Terrance Moore, OL Dace Richardson, DL Jonathan Williams. In other roster moves, Spokane has traded WR Eddie Thompson, DB Josh Morris, DL Charles Alexander to the Pittsburgh Power for claim order position. OL Antonio Narcisse has been placed on Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list for the duration of training camp. Spokane also released DL Chase Ortiz, WR Brent Holmes and DL Angelo Craig.
White, 6-7 215, was a key contributor to the Shock's ArenaBowl XXIII Championship. During the regular season, White recorded 66 receptions for 925 yards and 18 touchdowns in only 10 games. In the postseason, White added 24 receptions - including a team-leading nine in the ArenaBowl - for 234 yards and eight touchdowns.
"Markee was such a key contributor to our team last year, it was important to get him back on the team," Head Coach Rob Keefe explained. "He has continued to improve year in and year out. I expect his growth to continue and I know that he will be another key member of our team."
After helping Spokane capture the ArenaBowl Championship, White signed with the UFL's Hartford Colonials where he recorded 26 receptions for 304 yards with two touchdowns. Additionally, White set the UFL record for receiving yards in a game with 152.
Stewart, 6-2 200, started his professional career in 2010 when he signed a free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals. An All-American from Southern University, Stewart collected 201 receptions for 2,668 yards with 25 touchdowns during his career as Jaguar.
QB Ayoob, 6-3 215, spilt the 2009 season between the Tri-Cities Fever and the Central Valley Coyotes. That season, his second in the af2, Ayoob passed for 887 yards with 14 touchdowns in only seven games.
LB Moore, 6-2 225, recorded 163 tackles with five interceptions during his career at Troy State. As a senior, Moore received first team All-Conference honors.
OL Richardson, 6-6 320, played in 30 games for the University of Iowa and was named first team All Big-Ten his senior season. A versatile lineman, Richardson played three different positions as a senior: left guard, right guard, and right tackle.
DL Williams, 6-3 300, made his professional debut with the CFL's BC Lions in 2009. Prior to his professional experience, Williams capped off his collegiate career at the University of South Carolina recording 20 tackles, including two sacks, in 25 games. The remainder of his collegiate career was spent at Mississippi Delta Community College where he earned First-Team All State honors among the state's Junior Colleges.
Single game tickets are on sale now - including tickets to the Joe Albi Stadium Summer Classic on July 9th - and can be purchased through TicketsWest. Season tickets are also on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Shock office at 509 242 7462. The Shock open the season on March 11th in San Jose against the SaberCats.