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Herd Goes to the Great Northwest

December 19, 2014 - Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) - Harrisburg Stampede News Release

HARRISBURG, PA (December 19, 2014) - In the quest to improve the 2015 Harrisburg Stampede roster, coaches went just about as far across the country as possible. That long distance search has found them 6'5" 225 safety Chris Hemphill, from the University of Washington Huskies and 6'3" 195 corner, Anthony Boyles from the Idaho State Bengals.

Both players are originally out of the Southern California area and found a home during their college careers in the great northwestern states of Washington and Idaho. Both players have the ability to play the offensive side of the ball as well. In fact, coming out of high school Boyles was originally recruited for the U of Washington as a wide receiver before being converted to a defensive back. When Boyles transferred to Idaho State he remained at the DB position.

Hemphill and Boyles come to the Stampede with indoor/arena experience. Hemphill played with the Wichita Wild and AFL call-ups. Boyles also has played some Indoor football with Tri Cities Fever as well as AFL call-ups.

"These players bring the Herd a great deal of athletic ability along with size, speed, great hands and an outstanding understanding of the indoor game. With the 20 man roster game day limit, having several players that can play on both sides of the ball and special teams is extremely important", commented

Stampede Head Coach Bernie Nowotarski. "We play in an extremely competitive league (PIFL) and we need to have the players that are ready to get after it every week."

Players interested in becoming a Stampede Player can attend a January 10, 2015 open tryout, which will take place at In-the-Net Sports Complex in Palmyra. An on line registration form is available at www.harrisburgstampede.com/tryouts.

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