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Former Kansas City Chiefs OL Rich Ranglin Returns to San Jose

Thursday April 18, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The SaberCats today announced that they have been assigned former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman and the Arena Football League’s 2011 Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year Rich Ranglin on a two-year contract.

“Rich is and has proven to be one of the best linemen in this league,” said Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet. “With the addition of Rich to our current group, we should have a versatile, talented unit on the offensive line that should provide us with more flexibility going forward.”

Ranglin (6-3, 315, Central Connecticut State) returns to San Jose after spending last season as a member of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. He saw action in all four preseason games for the Chiefs. Ranglin started the first nine games of the 2012 season for the SaberCats. In those games, he hauled in a total of four catches for 48 yards and was a major component of an offensive line that protected the quarterback very well in the first half of the season, allowing just nine sacks and ranking fifth in the league at that time.

In 2011, his second season in the league, Ranglin was one of the few offensive linemen in the AFL to play in all 18 games. He was a constant force on the offensive line, helping the Kansas City Command rank in the top half of the league in total (300.4 yards/game) and passing offense (276.7 yards/game). A threat in the receiving game, Ranglin also ranked in the top ten among offensive linemen in the AFL in receiving yards with 67 in 2011 on four receptions.

The Yonkers, N.Y. native joined the Command after spending his rookie season in the league with the Milwaukee Iron, who finished the 2010 season with an 11-5 record en route to winning the Midwest Division. Playing in ten games for the Iron, Ranglin helped the team rank first in the league in sacks allowed with only one on the year, while the Milwaukee offense led the league in numerous offensive categories including scoring offense (65.4 points/game), total offense (349.3 yards/game) and pass efficiency (126.7).

A four-year letterman at Central Connecticut State from 2003-07, Ranglin was a Preseason All-American selection as a senior in 2006, eventually earning second-team All-Northeast Conference honors. Ranglin attended Saunders Trades and Technical (N.Y.) High School, where he earned all-league and all-county honors as a senior playing on both offense and defense.

Rich Ranglin #64
Height: 6-3
Weight: 315 lbs
Born: Sept. 27, 1985 in Yonkers, N.Y.
Hometown: Yonkers, N.Y.
Last Team: Kansas City Command (AFL)
College: Central Connecticut State
AFL Experience: 3 years
Twitter: @Double_R64

Transaction: SaberCats are assigned OL Rich Ranglin on a two-year contract.

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