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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise Burn arenafootball2 expansion franchise have been assigned former Boise State wide receiver Chris Christopher, former Utah State standout Emmett White and former BYU defensive lineman Vince Feula by the af2 League Office.
Chris Christopher, 5'11", 185-pounds, played for BSU as wide receiver in 2003-04. In 2004 Christopher made 13 catches for 197 yards helping Boise State earn a WAC Championship and made an appearance in the Liberty Bowl game. Christopher redshirted his first year with BSU after transferring from Los Angeles Harbor College. While at LAHC (2001-02) he earned All-Western State Conference honors as both a freshman and a sophomore, and had 77 receptions for 1266 yards and 13 touchdowns. His team also won the 2002 US Bank Beach Bowl.
A 2000 graduate of Long Beach Jordan High School in Long Beach, California, Christopher lettered in both football and track four times. He caught 32 passes for 675 yards and was named to the Press Telegram Dream Team as a senior. He also won the 400-meter championship at the Moore League Championships as a senior.
Emmett White, a former Utah State running back holds several records, including the NCAA single-game all-purpose yards record (578), the Utah State record for most rushing yards in a single-game (322), and Utah State's first player to rush for 100 yards and 100 yards receiving.
The 6-0, 215-pound tailback is a product of Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, Utah where he rushed for 3,262 yards in his career. As a senior he was an All-State, All-Region, All-Area, and honorable mention All-America honors. He received All-Area and All-State honors his junior year, and was named the Class 3A Most Valuable Player. White was a multi-sport athlete having played basketball and having a successful run in track as a regional champion in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and the 4x100 relay.
Vince Feula, a 6'1", 302-pound defensive lineman played for BYU from 2004-05 where he recorded 51 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and one sack in his career. Before transferring to BYU Feula played a season at Cerritos College where he earned an All-California selection in 2003 and second-team JC All-America honors as a sophomore after posting 85 tackles, including seven sacks. He also received honors as a JC Gridwire All-America selection and first-team JC Ironman. Prior to attending Cerritos, Feula spent two years (2001-02) at the University of Arizona, redshirting his first year. In 2002, he played in nine games, including two starts for the Wildcats with 11 tackles.
A 2000 graduate from La Mirada H.S., Feula lettered three years in football earning the team's MVP honors as a senior and recording 233 tackles with 28 sacks. He garnishes honors as a PrepStar Magazine High School All-American, and an All-State and All-Region selection. In addition, he was an All-L.A. Times selection, a California-Hawaii Sports Top-30 selection (ranked no. 23), was league champion in both the shot put and discus as a senior, and participated in track & field, lettering four times.
The Burn begin their first season as an arenafootball2 franchise March 30 at Louisville. The team will play eight home games at Qwest Arena in Boise and eight on the road. The home opener is April 21 against the Everett Hawks.
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