Venom signs former Idaho Vandals star Woolridge
The Wenatchee Valley Venom added some star power to its running game, signing former University of Idaho running back DeMaundray Woolridge to an Indoor Football League contract.
Woolridge, who spent time in the St. Louis Rams training camp earlier this year, had a big senior year for the Vandals, scoring 18 touchdowns and earning Most Valuable Player at the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl. The 5-foot-10, 220-pounder played his first two years of college football at Washington State.
"Woolridge comes highly regarded by the Idaho coaching staff," Wenatchee Valley head football coach Brian Smith said. "He's an aggressive down-hill runner and a punishing running back. He's violent. I like him."
Woolridge is one of four new recent signees, joined by linebackers Robert Daly (Montana State) and DeMorrius Jones (Belhaven University) and defensive end Darrius Carter (Kent State). Daly (6-1, 240) led the Big Sky Conference in tackles as a sophomore and junior at Montana State and played indoor football with the Central Valley Coyotes and Billings Outlaws.
Wenatchee Valley also has re-signed two players who were instrumental in last year's success in running back Travis Rhone and defensive Kai Zeigler. Rhone led the Venom with 424 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns. Zeigler (6-3, 320) was a force in the middle on the Wenatchee Valley defense.
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