Lapsley and Brown re-sign with Freedom

12/15/03 Freedom Press Release

The Fort Wayne Freedom is pleased to announce re-signing two more members of the 2003 squad.

Dietrich Lapsley - LB/DB Indiana State

As a late season pickup, Lapsley provided much needed depth due to injures to other players. Lapsley appeared in the final two games of 2003 for the Freedom, totaling 11 tackles. The Northrop graduate finished his Indiana State career ranked 2nd all-time in tackles. He earned 2nd team All-American honors in addition to his All-Gateway Conference selection.

Ronnie Brown - DL Valparaiso

Brown appeared in eleven games in 2003, starting the first six. He collected 20 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss, and a sack from his defensive end position. Ronnie also appeared on special teams and did some long snapping for the Freedom.

"Both Ronnie and Dietrich played important roles for us last year," Said Head Coach Rich Huff. "Ronnie is the consummate team player, willing to change roles for the team, and it will be interesting to have Dietrich for an entire camp."

Freedom training camp is tentatively scheduled to begin the final week of February.

Season tickets for 2004 are on sale now and may be purchased through the Freedom Office, located at 535 West Wayne Street. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 260-422-2293. For more information about the Freedom, log onto





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