Rookie DB Stevenson Assigned to Renegades
LUBBOCK, TX: March 3, 2008 - The Lubbock Renegades of the arenafootball2 (af2) were assigned another rookie looking to make a name for himself at the professional level, as defensive back Larico Stevenson was assigned to the Lubbock Renegades.
"Larico was overlooked because he comes from a small school," said Renegades Head Coach Rodney Blackshear. "I believe he can be an instant impact that adds depth, and he is a physical corner that will push for a starting spot."
Stevenson turns pro after completing a college career at NCAA Div. II University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. The Olive Branch, Mississippi native spent his junior and senior seasons (2005-2006) at UWG and combined for 87 tackles (70 solo) and ten interceptions in 21 games. The 5'9" 180-pound defensive back was selected as a 2006 Second Team All-Gulf South Conference member after leading the Wolves in interceptions (4) and compiling 28 tackles (22 solo). Stevenson, 23, prepped at Olive Branch High School before beginning his college career playing at Northeast Mississippi Community College (Booneville, Mississippi).
The assignment of Stevenson onto the Renegades roster places them with 25 players announced for 2008, as they join Marquis Belton (WR), Jake Bauer (K), Jerome Braziel (DB), LeJuan Edwards (WR/DB), Joseph Harris (WR), Lorenzo Hoffman (WR), Chad Jackson (WR/DB), Marquis Johnson (WR), Xavier Lawson-Kennedy (OL/DL), Orlando Medlock (FB/LB), Anthony Moore (FB/LB) Wali Mumin (DB), Alex Otoo (DB), Elliot Powell (DB), Ronald Redmond (OL/DL), Justin Robinson (DB), Ty Rogers (OL/DL), Moqut Ruffins (OL/DL), Ty Sellers (QB), Victor Smith (WR/DB), Brandon Sparrow (WR/DB), Marcus Walker (WR/DB), Fred Weinke (FB/LB), and Corey White (DB). Media members looking to interview Blackshear or seeking additional information in regards to Stevenson may contact Chris Due at 806-744-5858.
The Renegades are now preparing for the 2008 season and their second in the af2. Season ticket and corporate sponsorship information for the 2008 season is available by contacting the Renegades office at (806) 744-5858. Lubbock kicks off their second season on April 5th in Austin before hosting Oklahoma City for their home opener on April 12th at City Bank Coliseum. Additional Renegades info can be found online via their official site at www.lubbockrenegades.com.
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