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Former Wolves Players Signs with NFL Team

August 12, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

MANCHESTER, NH-- Maurice Fountain, who was a standout defensive player for the Manchester Wolves during the 2007 season, has signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins and is now in their training camp vying for one of the linebacker slots on the final roster.

While every player in the arenafootball2 league aspires to move up to the Arena Football League and ultimately make it all the way to the National football League, Fountain is in position to be one of the very few to live out the dream.

Fountain (6-4, 270), who set a Wolves franchise record for sacks with 13 during his rookie year with the af2 Wolves in 2007, started nine games and one playoff game for the AFL Utah Blaze as a defensive lineman in 2008 and made the AFL All-Rookie Team after recording 14.5 tackles, four sacks, two pass deflections, one forced fumble, and one recovered fumble.

In his one year with the Wolves, Fountain started in all 16 regular season games and on the defensive line and finished with 29.5 tackles, four pass deflections, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

The Dolphins have been decimated by injuries in their linebacking corps so far in training camp and brought Fountain in for immediate help.

*** The Wolves, who take on the Tennessee Valley Vipers on the road on Saturday night in the af2 American Conference Championship for the right to advance to the 2008 ArenaCup, will be feted on Wednesday evening and the public is invited to the send-off party.

The event will be start at 6 PM at the Hampshire Dome in Milford, NH, where the team has practiced all season. Hampshire Dome General Manager Rick Holder will have the Milford High School football team, the Milford Mustangs Pop Warner team, and local cheerleading squads on hand.

"It's our pleasure to host this send-off party," he said. "The guys have been great this year and we want to show our appreciation and do our part. All of the Manchester Wolves fans are welcome to come on out and support the team."

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