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Shock Assigned Rookie OL Larry Banks

Tuesday January 6, 2015

 Spokane bolsters offensive line in preparation for 2015 training camp

SPOKANE, WA (January 5, 2015) – The Spokane Shock have been assigned offensive lineman Larry Banks to the 2015 roster.

Banks (6-4, 315, Louisiana Tech) joins the Shock for his rookie season as a member of the Arena Football League after completing his collegiate career at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. During his two seasons with Louisiana Tech Banks played in 21 games, starting in 9 of those contests. In his first season in 2012, Banks helped an offensive line that finished the year ranked seventh in the nation in sacks allowed, 17th in rushing offense, fourth in passing and first in total offense and scoring. Prior to transferring to Louisiana Tech, Banks attended Copiah Lincoln Community College (MS) as he helped guide the Wolves to a 2010 MACJC state championship appearance and 15-5 overall record over two seasons.

“We were very impressed with what we saw out of Banks on film,” said Shock head coach Andy Olson. “He’s an extremely aggressive offensive lineman and we’re excited to see how he translates to the arena game.”

The Shock’s 2015 AFL regular season will officially kick off on Saturday, March 28, 2015 against the ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers in Phoenix, AZ. Spokane’s first home game will come on Saturday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. PT at Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena against the Philadelphia Soul. To view the Shock’s 2015 schedule (PDF), click here.

The Spokane Shock strive to deliver to our fans a high quality entertainment experience while serving and representing the Inland Northwest on and off the field as a proud member of the Arena Football League.

The Spokane Shock is a professional arena football team of the Arena Football League from Spokane, Washington, USA. They play their home games at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The Shock played their first four seasons in the former af2, winning division titles in all four seasons and ArenaCups in 2006 and 2009 before joining the AFL and winning ArenaBowl XXIII in their first season. The Shock will kick off their 10th Anniversary Season in 2015. Tickets and Sponsorships are available. For more information visit our website at or call 509-242-7462. You can also follow the Shock on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and YouTube.