Command Adds Talent to Front Lines
KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Command has assigned three more players to its 2012 offensive and defensive lines with the acquisition of Indoor Football League Offensive Lineman of the Year Cody Faulkner (6-5, 310), former Jacksonville Sharks defensive lineman Richard Washington (6-2, 305), and former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Shaun Richardson (6-3, 263).
Faulkner spent the 2011 season with the IFL's Green Bay Blizzard, where he was named the league's Offensive Lineman of the Year as a rookie. Prior to signing with Green Bay, Faulkner played collegiately at the University of Indiana, where he helped the Hoosiers break the 2,000-yard rushing mark for the second-straight year in 2008.
Washington helped the Sharks win ArenaBowl XXIV last year. After making his professional debut for the Atlanta Falcons in 2009, he played for the IFL's Arkansas Diamonds under Command head coach Danton Barto the following year. Before transferring to Clark Atlanta University, Washington played alongside current Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flacco at the University of Delaware.
Richardson comes to Kansas City after spending time with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. The product of Tennessee State and St. Louis, Mo., native signed with the 49ers in 2008 as an undrafted free agent.
2012 Kansas City Command Schedule
Friday, March 16 - Jacksonville Sharks
Monday, March 26 - at Cleveland Gladiators
Thursday, March 29 - Arizona Rattlers
Saturday, April 7 - at Chicago Rush
Saturday, April 21 - at San Jose SaberCats
Friday, April 27 - at Tampa Bay Storm (NFL Network)
Saturday, May 5 - San Antonio Talons
Saturday, May 12 - at Iowa Barnstormers
Saturday, May 19 - at Pittsburgh Power
Saturday, May 26 - Georgia Force
Saturday, June 2 - Utah Blaze
Saturday, June 9 - at Spokane Shock
Sunday, June 17 - San Jose SaberCats
Saturday, June 23 - Chicago Rush
Saturday, June 30 - at San Antonio Talons
Saturday, July 7 - Iowa Barnstormers
Saturday, July 14 - Spokane Shock
Saturday, July 21 - at Arizona Rattlers
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