Thunder LB Glen selected in AAFL draft
FRISCO, Tex. (February 18, 2008) - The Frisco Thunder lost its first player before its second day of pre-season practice Monday evening, but it was a good thing: LB Chris Glen (William Jewel) was selected by Team Texas in the All-American Football League's supplemental draft.
Glen (5-11,225) was the 57th player selected Saturday and the 357th overall. The AAFL begins its inaugural season in April.
"I think it's great,'' said Thunder coach Troy Esprit. "Even though Chris didn't play a down for us, it amped up some of the other guys seeing one of their own getting a chance to play at the next level. This is what this league is all about.'"
Monday's practice was the first in helmets and shoulder pads.
"It was another good day of practice," Esprit said. "Guys are starting to catch on to what we expect from them."
Having a good day Monday was former TCU running back Ricky Madison
"He's going to a triple threat," Esprit said of Madison. "Running back, wide receiver and kick returner."
Practice continues Tuesday night.
A playoff team its expansion season, the Thunder hosts the opening game of the 2008 Intense Football League season on Saturday, March 1st at 6 p.m. against the San Angelo Stampede Express. All home games will be played in the Deja Blue Arena, located in the Frisco Dr Pepper StarCenter. Season and individual tickets are available now at 972-731-6968. Visit the team's official web site at friscothunderifl.com for more information.
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