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Fire Assigned Two Former Cardinal Opponents

March 11, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

Louisville, KY- The Louisville Fire Arena Football team has been assigned Raushawn Bolden (6'5, 215 lbs., West Virginia University), Brandon Register (5'10, 195 lbs., University Alabama-Birmingham), and Perry Kyles (5'11, 185 lbs, Tennessee Tech). Bolden and Register were a part of teams that competed against the University of Louisville.

Register played for the Blazers of UAB from 2003-06. Over his career at UAB he acquired 123 tackles, three interceptions, and 2 fumble recoveries as a defensive back. In 2007 he spent time with the Washington Redskins and was in training camp with the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League at the beginning of 2008.

"Brandon [Register] is a talented defensive back that has the capability of making it at the next level," said Head Coach Tommy Johnson in regards to Register and his potential. "His time with the Fire should be the beginning of a successful arena career."

Bolden played for West Virginia University from 2003-06. During his time with the Mountaineers he averaged 22 yards a reception.

"Raushawn [Bolden] is a big target that has big play capabilities," stated Assistant Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel George Eskridge when asked about Bolden's impact. "He has big game experience in regular season and bowl games."

Kyles, who played for the Golden Eagles Tennessee Tech, was primarily used on the defensive side of the ball as a corner back but spent time on special teams. He had 127 tackles, five interceptions, and 177 kick return yards during his time with the Golden Eagles.

"Perry [Kyles] is a duel threat on special teams and defensively," replied Johnson when asked about Kyles, "which is a valuable commodity in this league."

The Louisville Fire will kickoff the 2008 season against the Iowa Barnstormers on March 29. Season tickets for the 2008 Fire season are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 502.368.0009 today. Season ticket packages begin at $72.

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