Two new QB's highlight Night Train additions

05/21/03 Night Train Press Release

            The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League made another batch of roster moves today with the signing of four new players and release of three others. Quarterbacks Mike Cawley and Brett Thompson, defensive tackle Adam Boehm, and offensive lineman Ray Marshall will be added to La Crosse’s 25-man roster this week. In order to make room on the roster, the Night Train released Johnny Johnson, George Mushatt, Lorenzo King, and Tony Church.  

            Cawley (6’1, 205 lbs.) joins the Night Train after spending the first part of the 2003 season with the Buffalo Destroyers (AFL). The James Madison University graduate began his professional career in 1996 after being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts. He also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills in the NFL in 1999. Cawley also started two games for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL in 2001.

            Thompson (6’1, 210 lbs.) began the 2003 season with the Bismarck Roughriders and has also played for the Wichita Stealth (AF2) in 2001 and Fresno Frenzy and Quad City Steamwheelers (AF2) in 2002.

            Boehm (6’2, 290 lbs.) was a three-time All-American at Mt. Scenario College at defensive tackle before playing one season for the Madison Mad Dogs (IFL) in 2000. Marshall (6’6, 340 lbs.) will add beef to the offensive line. Marshall graduated from West Alabama University in 2002. This will be his first professional experience.

            In other good news for the Night Train, offensive lineman Garnet Asmundson will likely return to the lineup this weekend. Asmundson played in all 14 games for the Night Train in 2002 and had played the first eight games this year. Wide receiver DiAllo Johnson also will likely return from a fractured-rib injury that had sidelined him for the past two games.




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