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Glover and Lucas return from title team, three others assigned

December 14, 2005 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Memphis Xplorers News Release

SOUTHAVEN --- The Memphis Xplorers of af2 announced today that the team has been assigned five players by the league office. OL/DL Treveco Lucas, OL/DL Kenyun Glover, WR/DB Tyrone Walker, FB/LB Marcus Walton and OL/DL Christopher Eggleston.

The 6-foot-1, 270 pound Lucas was a key contributor to last season's ArenaCup title for the Xplorers. The University of Memphis product had six total tackles, one tackle for a loss, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery.

"I believe that Treveco is going to come in and have a huge year for the Xplorers this upcoming season," Xplorers Head Coach Danton Barto said. "I believe that he will be one of the premiere pass rushers in all of af2."

Glover, 6-foot-3, 312 pounds and another former Memphis Tiger, spent all of last season on the Xplorers practice squad.

"Kenyun is a guy who spent last year learning the game with us," Barto said. "We are expecting him to come in and be one of the best two-way linemen in all of af2."

Walker concluded a productive four year career at Western Michigan University in 2004. The 6-foot-3, 200 pound WR/DB finished third all-time in school kickoff return yardage. He also had 52 pass receptions for 683 yards and four touchdowns in 37 career games.

"Tyrone made big plays during his college career in the MAC," Barto said. "We expect him to come in and add explosiveness to our offense immediately."

Walton, 6-foot-2, 245 pounds, played his collegiate ball at the University of Maine where he compiled 128 total tackles, 48 tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries and 19 sacks.

"He was a player that recorded 19 sacks on a very good team," Barto said of Walton. "He has all of the tools to be one of the best FB/LB in all of af2."

The 6-foot-4, 303 pound Eggleston played in the af2 for the Green Bay Blizzard last season. In nine games, he had 9 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 pass break-ups, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 blocked kick.

"I believe that in our system, Chris is going to have a breakout year," Barto said. "We look forward to him coming in and being a big part of our team this season."

This most recent set of assignments gives the Xplorers a total of 22 assignments for the 2006 season.

Xplorers assignments to date:

Charles Allgood WR/DB 6-2 202 Adams State

Josh Blankenship QB 6-2 220 Western Washington

Maurice Brown WR/DB 6-2 210 Iowa

Jordan Brumbaugh OL/DL 6-4 262 Tuskegee University

Tavaris Capers WR/DB 5-9 180 Central Florida

Darrell Dowery WR/DB 6-0 175 Kent State

Domonique Dunbar WR/DB 6-1 190 Louisville

Christopher Eggleston OL/DL 6-4 303

Earven Flowers WR/DB 5-9 193 Kentucky

Kenyun Glover OL/DL 6-3 312 Memphis

Greg Golden DS 5-11 189 North Carolina State

O'Keefe Henderson WR/DB 5-11 188 Mississippi Valley State

Ryan Hoffman OL/DL 6-5 280 Shippensburg

Treveco Lucas OL/DL 6-1 270 Memphis

Jeremiah Mason WR/DB 6-1 190 Northeastern/Syracuse

Steven Rush WR/KR 5-10 205 Southwest Missouri State

Danny Triplett FB/LB 6-2 245 Northern Iowa

Ronald Tupea OL/DL 6-1 305 Utah State

Maurice Troutman OL/DL 6-3 264 Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Tyrone Walker WR/DB 6-3 200 Western Michigan

Marcus Walton FB/LB 6-2 245 Maine

Mark Weivoda OL/DL 6-2 295 Idaho State

The Memphis Xplorers...2005 ArenaCup Champions

The Xplorers will defend their Arena Cup Championship in 2006 and you can be in on the action. The season begins on April 1 at Tennessee Valley with the home opener on April 8 versus the Florida Firecats.

Season Tickets are available now and begin as low as $56. Don't miss all the action of the "50-Yard Indoor War." For season ticket information call the Xplorers office at 662-342-1755.

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