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Wheeling Wildcats Add Three Offensive Linemen for 2009 Season

January 27, 2009 - Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) - Wheeling Wildcats News Release

Wheeling, WV- The Wheeling Wildcats have announced the signing of three offensive linemen to contracts for the 2009 season. Ron Idoko (6'3, 300) from the University of Pittsburgh, Jamar "Buck" Foulks (6'4, 340) of Mansfield, and Levon Barlow (6'1, 290) of Duquesne University have been added to the Wildcats 2009 roster. "It all starts with the guys up-front, and I am very pleased to have these talented offensive lineman with us for 2009. This is a very talented and experienced group who will provide great pass protection to fuel our offensive attack," commented Wildcats Head Coach Shawn Liotta.

Ron Idoko (6'3, 300) will be entering his third professional season, after spending the 2007 and 2008 seasons as a member of the Erie/Pittsburgh RiverRats. Idoko has the unique distinction of starting on both sides of the football for the RiverRats. During the 2008 season, Idoko successfully made the switch to the offensive side of the ball after starring on the defensive line for the Rats in 2007. Idoko played at the University of Pittsburgh from 2002-2005, where he attended on an academic scholarship, eventually earning a full- athletic scholarship. Idoko was a prep star at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, NY. Jamar "Buck" Foulks (6'4, 340) was one of the top offensive linemen in the PSAC during his time at Mansfield University from 2002-2006, earning All-PSAC honors during each season as a starter. Foulks spent three years as a starter at center and one year at the offensive tackle position. Foulks finished the 2006 season as a First Team All-Penn East, D2 All-North East Region All-American, and was a 2006 East Coast Bowl Selection. Following his standout collegiate career, Foulks received interest from several NFL and Arena Football League franchises.

Levon Barlow (6'1, 290) brings two years of experience on the offensive line to the Wildcats in 2009. Barlow spend the 2007-2008 Seasons with the Erie/Pittsburgh RiverRats as a starting guard. Barlow was part of an offensive line group that provided pass protection for two First Team All-Star Quarterbacks in 2007 and 2008. Barlow anchored the left side of the offensive line for the RiverRats in 2007, his first in professional football, following a standout career at Duquesne University and Farrell High School (PA). The Wheeling Wildcats are a professional indoor football team located in Wheeling, WV, and will begin play in March of 2009 in the Continental Indoor Football League. For more information on the Wheeling Wildcats, including information on season tickets visit www.wheelingwildcatsfootball.com

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