Kevin McCollough Returns To Spokane

Spokane Shock press release,

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Shock made a flurry of roster moves on Wednesday, highlighted by the assignment of veteran linebacker “The Chainsaw” Kevin McCullough.

McCullough (6-2, 240, Cincinnati) is a four-year veteran of the AFL. He began his Arena Football career with the Shock in the af2 in 2008. In his two af2 season with the team, he logged 132.5 tackles, 15 interceptions, 13 pass breakups, and four fumble recoveries. He also helped guide the team to victory at ArenaCup X in 2009 before moving up to the AFL where he split time with the Shock and Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz as a rookie in 2010. He spent the next three seasons with the Arizona Rattlers. He did not play in 2014. For his career, “The Chainsaw” has collected 171.5 tackles, 12 interceptions, and three sacks. Prior to his professional career, McCullough played college football at the University of Cincinnati where he earned First Team All-Big East honors as a senior.

The team also announced a host of other transactions Wednesday night, including the assignment of wide receiver Samuel Charles, acquisition of wide receiver Jabin Sambrano, and reactivation of nose guard Dominique Duster.

Charles (6-3, 210, Edward Waters) has been assigned to the Shock roster after originally joining the team at the end of the 2014 AFL season. Charles played in one game for the Shock earlier this year, hauling in two receptions for 14 yards. He was placed on the injured reserve list on April 3. After being reassigned on May 18 and clearing waivers, Spokane added Charles back to the active roster. Charles played his collegiate football at the NAIA college of Edward Waters where he earned NAIA Second Team honors in 2009.

Duster (5-11, 290, North Alabama) has been reactivated from the injured reserve list. Duster was assigned to the Spokane roster for his rookie AFL season after he attended an offseason tryout at Georgia State University. He was placed on the injured reserve list at the conclusion of the team’s 2015 training camp. During his collegiate career at the University of North Alabama, Duster saw action in 34 games as he recorded 94 total tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, and four sacks.

Sambrano (5-11, 175, Montana) joins the Shock via trade as a part of owed future considerations from the LA KISS that were acquired after Spokane traded quarterback Danny Southwick to LA. Sambrano saw action in three games as a rookie this season for LA, recording four receptions for 61 yards and two touchdowns. Sambrano played college ball at the University of Montana where he was a three-year starter for the Grizzlies. He finished his college career with 1,787 receiving yards while earning Second Team All-Big Sky honors in 2011 and honorable mention All-Big Sky recognition in 2010.

Rookie offensive lineman Tavaris Jeffries was also activated from League suspension on Wednesday.

To make room on the roster for the acquisitions, Spokane placed wide receiver Mike Washington on injured reserve, nose guard Terrance Taylor on inactive reserve, and Jack linebacker JT Fitzgerald on recallable reassignment.

 

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