Xplorers assigned two more players
SOUTHAVEN, MS --- The 2005 ArenaCup Champion Memphis Xplorers of the af2 have been assigned WR/DB Charles Allgood and FB/LB Danny Triplett by the league office for the 2006 season. These assignments represent the sixth and seventh players assigned to the team so far.
Allgood was a standout cornerback at Division II Adams State of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The 6-foot-two, 202 pound native of Los Angeles, California earned All America honors from three different organizations following his senior season in 2004. He was also First Team All RMAC and First Team All Southwest Region for Division II. He led the conference in passes defended his senior season with 18 and was second with five interceptions. Allgood was also All RMAC in track and won the honor of the "Fastest Man in the RMAC" by winning the conference titles in the 100 and 200 meters.
"Charles made a habit of making plays his entire college career," Xplorers Head Coach Danton Barto said. "We think he will be able to carry that over into our league."
"Charles was an extremely productive small school player," Xplorers Director of Player Personnel Chris Bauer said. "He reminds us of several of the successful playmakers the Xplorers have had in the past."
Triplett, a 6-foot-2, 245 pound former Northern Iowa linebacker, finished his college career with 53 solo tackles, 30 assisted tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles. In his senior season of 2004 he had 32.5 total tackles in seven games before suffering a season ending knee injury. The native of Des Moines, Iowa had a career high 11 tackles against Iowa State that season. He played his first two seasons at Iowa Central Community College.
"I believe that Danny will be an impact player for us this year," Barto said. "If you look at his statistics, he was a player that was on the verge of being drafted until he had that injury."
"If healthy, Danny would have been taken in the NFL draft," Bauer said. "He has all the athletic talent in the world and he is coming to us to restart his career after the injury."
The Xplorers are also holding try-outs this Sunday at Snowden Grove Park off of Getwell Road in Southaven. Snowden Grove Park is located off of Getwell Road south of Goodman Road at 3335 Pine Tar Alley.
Head Coach Danton Barto and his staff will be putting the potential players through a pro-style try-out with timing in the 40 yard dash and shuttle drills. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the drills and skills tests starting by 2 p.m. Registration is $50 and players may pay with cash only. The try-outs will take place at an indoor facility with field turf, so attendees should wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
For more information, call Xplorers Head Coach Danton Barto or Frank Herring at 662-470-2171. The complete try-out schedule is as follows:
Xplorers Tryout Information
Sunday -November 20,2005
Registration and workout times:
1:00 p.m. Registration- BE ON TIME
Drills and skill tests will start by 2:00 p.m.
Where: Snowden Grove Park
3335 Pine Tar Alley
Camp Fees: $50.00
- Players may pay with cash ONLY
- Payments will be accepted only on the morning of the tryout
- Please DO NOT send payments in the mail
What to expect:
After registration, you will be tested in speed and agility drills. The coaching staff will also test for individual and group skills. The workout will take place indoors on what is called field turf. Players are recommended to bring both cleats and turf or tennis shoes.
Notice: All applicants will be required to sign waiver.
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
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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