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Xplorers assigned former Pittsburgh Steeler

December 1, 2005 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Memphis Xplorers News Release

SOUTHAVEN --- The Memphis Xplorers of af2 announced today that they have been assigned WR/DB Tavaris Capers by the league office. Capers is 5-foot-9, 180 pounds and played his college ball at Central Florida. He was in camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL prior to the 2005 season.

"Tavaris is a receiver with unbelievable speed and explosion," Memphis Head Coach Danton Barto said. "We believe that he will be an exciting player for us and our fans this upcoming season."

Capers finished his career at UCF with 157 receptions for 1717 yards and 17 touchdowns. His junior season was his best as he led the Golden Knights in all major receiving categories: receptions (67), receiving yards (585) and touchdowns (7). He was also the team's main punt returner his junior and senior seasons, averaging 9.1 yards on 35 returns. Capers was one of the fastest players for UCF with a 4.29 forty-yard dash.

Capers is the 13th player to be assigned to the Xplorers by the af2.

Xplorers assignments to date:

Charles Allgood WR/DB 6-2 202 Adams State

Josh Blankenship QB 6-2 220 Western Washington

Jordan Brumbaugh OL/DL 6-4 262 Tuskegee University

Tavaris Capers WR/DB 5-9 180 Central Florida

Darrell Dowery WR/DB 6-0 175 Kent State

Domonique Dunbar WR/DB 6-1 190 Louisville

Earven Flowers WR/DB 5-9 193 Kentucky

Jeremiah Mason WR/DB 6-1 190 Northeastern/Syracuse

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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