Shock add two more - trade two others
January 29, 2009: Spokane, WA: The Spokane Shock announced that DB Stanley Franks and DB Herbert Cash have joined the 2009 roster. In an additional roster move, the Shock also traded DL Richard Clebert and WR Tremaine Kirkland to the South Georgia Wildcats for future considerations.
Franks and Cash both played collegiately at University of Idaho. Cash, 6-0 195, tallied 30 tackles - including 1.5 sacks - with two interceptions in two seasons as a Vandal.
"It wasn't his numbers that jumped out at me, it was his film. Sometimes, when you don't have very good numbers it's because offenses don't want to throw it your way," Head Coach Adam Shackleford explained. "He did a lot of different things on his film that were very impressive. He definitely deserves to come into camp and compete for a spot on our roster."
After Franks, 5-11 195, completed his career as a Vandal, he signed with the San Diego Chargers before being released in training camp. In two seasons at the University of Idaho, Franks accumulated 90 total tackles, and ten interceptions. His junior season, Franks led the nation in interceptions per game (.75/game). Prior to transferring to Idaho, Franks attended Long Beach Community College where he was recognized as an All-American WR.
"We're hoping he can be a utility guy for us," Shackleford said. "He's had success on both sides of the ball - on offense and defense - and he can also return kicks. Both Franks and Cash were being recruited by other teams in our division and so we feel very fortunate that they both wanted to come to Spokane."
The Spokane Shock will open the 2009 season at the Spokane Arena on Spokane Tribe Field April 3rd. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 509 242 7462.
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