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Stampede Express Sign Seven New Players

January 22, 2007 - Intense Football League (Intense) - San Angelo Stampede Express News Release

The Stampede Express held an open tryout this past Saturday at San Angelo Stadium. Despite adverse weather conditions, the Express had about 25 athletes vie for a position on the training camp roster for the 2007 season. The team signed 7 individuals to come into training camp towards the end of March.

The first of the signees Quinton Morgan is not a stranger to San Angelo as he joined the Express team in the middle of the 2006 season. Morgan is defensive back who comes in at 5'10" 190 pounds and has 4.5 speed. Morgan played college at Langston University. Michael Johnson signed with the Stampede as well, Johnson is 6' 190 pound wide receiver/defensive back who attended Jackson State.

Also joining the roster for the 2007 season will be kicker Jaime Salazar from Jackson State. Salazar was with the Stampede briefly in 2006, however, his season got cut short as he had shoulder surgery. Edwin James signs at the linebacker position. James is 6'2" and weighs 210 pounds. James played his college career at TSU. Express signed a 6'3" 320 pound OL/DL in Brian Diedrich.

There was definitely no shortage of local talent present at Saturday's tryout. Local standout Jaumar Hall who attended Lakeview High School was signed by new coaching staff. Hall most recently finished his college career at the University of New Mexico. Hall will be competing for a spot as wide receiver for the Stampede Express this season. Hall is 5'8" and weighs in at 170, however don't let his size fool you as Hall is quick with 4.6 speed.

There may be a former Bobcat leading the team at the Quarterback position by the name Jeff Tongate. Tongate played under the direction of Rex Scofield who is now the athletic director for SAISD. Tongate is currently active military who is stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base. Tongate is a lefty who comes to the Express at 6'3" and 210 pounds.

The Stampede Express will begin their 4th season, with the first home game being April 28th against Frisco at the San Angelo Coliseum. Season tickets are available at the Stampede Express offices located at the San Angelo Convention Center or by calling 947-DOWN (3696) or 653-9577. Stampede Express Football, half the field twice the excitement... Get Ready to Rumble! 2007 Stampede Express Season proudly brought to you by All American Chevrolet.

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