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Two More Veterans to Join the Talons

March 6, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Tulsa Talons News Release

The af2 League Office has officially assigned LB Michael Shack and DB Oliver Fletcher to the Tulsa Talons for the 2008 Season. Both continue their pro careers with the ArenaCup Champions for a third season.

Michael Shack, (6-2, 290) played in 14 of the 16 regular season games in 07, recording 23 tackles (18 solo), scoring 32 points, and rushed for 63 yards. Shack started the 2008 AFL season as a member of the Grand Rapids Rampage. Before gaining arena experience, Shack played college ball at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, where he was nominated for the All-American Bowl as a linebacker, and was a pre-season All-SWAC selection his sophomore year.

"We are very excited about Shack resigning with the team. He is a guy who could play just about any position for us on either side of the ball. His experience and athletic ability will be a great asset for us this season," said Head Coach Mitch Allner.

Oliver Fletcher, (6-0, 175) came to the Talons mid-season last year from the OKC Yard Dawgz. He played two years with OKC, recording 76 solo tackles, and 16 pass breakups. As a Talon, he garnered 12.5 total tackles (12 solo), and 1 interception. "Oliver was a real asset to our team at the end of the season last year. He plays with the intensity that I like in my players. I'm looking forward to working with him again in '08," said Head Coach Mitch Allner.

Playing for the University of Tulsa, Fletcher was the team-leader with 4 interceptions for 97 yards, and was ranked 2nd in the WAC in interceptions in 2003. He had 93 tackles, 8 pass breakups and 4 interceptions during his career at TU.

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