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Wranglers Host Fan Fiesta

January 5, 2006 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Austin Wranglers News Release

AUSTIN, TX, January 5, 2005-The Austin Wranglers invite fans to help celebrate the start of the team's third season with a special fan event - Fan Fiesta - this Sunday, January 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at The Frank Erwin Center. The festivities include a Wranglers practice, performances by the Lady Wranglers cheerleaders, insight into the Arena Football game and the opportunity for kids to play the Quarterback Challenge.

Fans who have not already purchased season tickets will also be able to order their tickets and select their seats at the event.

Open to the public, the Fan Fiesta kicks off with an Austin Wranglers practice. This year's squad includes four former UT Longhorns: offensive lineman/defensive lineman Aaron Humphrey, wide receiver/linebacker Greg Brown, quarterback Chance Mock and defensive specialist Rod Babers.

Fans will watch many returning players, including one of the AFL's most respected quarterbacks John Fitzgerald, wide receiver/defensive back Kevin Nickerson (who was named to the AFL All-Rookie team last season) and wide receiver/linebacker Darrin Chiaverini (who led the Wranglers in receptions in 2005).

New to the team this year are defensive specialist Damon Mason, the AFL's all-time leading tackler and Donvetis Franklin, one of the league's elite defensive players.

Following the practice, Head Coach Skip Foster will review Arena Football rules and plays with the fans. Fans will also have the opportunity to step on the field and meet the players, coaches and Lady Wranglers cheerleaders and get their autographs. Kids can play the Quarterback Challenge and practice kicking through the goal posts following the practice.

Fan Fiesta is free and open to the public. Fans should enter The Frank Erwin Center at the Red River Entrance.

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