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Xplorers assigned All-Sunbelt lineman

November 22, 2005 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Memphis Xplorers News Release

SOUTHAVEN, MS --- The Memphis Xplorers of the af2 have been assigned OL/DL Ronald Tupea (too PAY ah) by the league office. Tupea was a two-time All-Sunbelt Conference Second Team Selection at Utah State.

"Ronald is a big and powerful player that was very productive in college," Xplorers Head Coach Danton Barto said. "We look for him to come in and be a force on both sides of the ball."

The 6-foot-one, 305 pound native of West Valley City, Utah was a four year starter at both nose tackle and d-tackle for the Aggies. He finished his career with 130 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries. His six sacks in 2003 tied him for the conference lead. He also started 41 consecutive games starting in week five of his freshman season through the final game of his senior year.

Xplorers assignments to date:

Charles Allgood WR/DB 6-2 202 Adams State

Jordan Brumbaugh OL/DL 6-4 262 Tuskegee University

Domonique Dunbar WR/DB 6-1 190 Louisville

Steven Rush WR/KR 5-10 205 Southwest Missouri State

Danny Triplett FB/LB 6-2 245 Northern Iowa

Ronald Tupea OL/DL 6-1 305 Utah State

Maurice Troutman OL/DL 6-3 264 Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Mark Weivoda OL/DL 6-2 295 Idaho State

The Memphis Xplorers...2005 ArenaCup Champions

The Xplorers will defend their Arena Cup Championship in 2006 and you can be in on the action. The season begins on April 1 at Tennessee Valley with the home opener on April 8 versus the Florida Firecats.

Season Tickets are available now and begin as low as $56. Don't miss all the action of the "50-Yard Indoor War." For season ticket information call the Xplorers office at 662-342-1755.

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