"Too Tall" Fields to join Roughnecks
ODESSA, TX. : The Odessa Roughnecks are pleased to announce the signing of Offensive Lineman Peter Fields for the 2008 season. Fields (6'10", 340 lbs.) was scouted by the Roughnecks at the John Lestini Group Free Agent Tryout held in Mobile, Alabama during Senior Bowl week in late January.
Peter is a native of Great Britain and currently lives in the UK. Peter has an outstanding background in athletics. He was a standout rugby player as well as a boxer during his early years.
Fields, 26, just recently made the switch to American Football and has picked up the game extremely quickly because of his incredible athleticism. Peter played with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe in 2006.
"Peter is an extremely gifted athlete. We think he is a guy that has the initial tools to become a great player. For a man who is 6'10" he has great feet. He is not stiff like you would expect and he plays with good body leverage which is another thing you don't see in people that tall. Right now I am thinking that with Courtney Abbot (Florida State) at 6'9" and Peter at 6'10" we should have the foundation of a very solid offensive line. Both guys are athletic and we should be able to do some things with them that normally you aren't able to do." stated Head Coach Chris Williams.
Season tickets and corporate partnerships continue to move quickly so interested parties should contact the team at (432) 332- PASS (7277) or visit www.RoughnecksIFL.com for further information.
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