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VooDoo Trade for former Saint Rod Harper

Friday May 8, 2015

 NEW ORLEANS - Just a week after defeating the Spokane Shock 66-63, the New Orleans VooDoo have completed a trade with the Evergreen State franchise, receiving three year AFL veteran and former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Rod Harper (6-1, 205).

Over the past two seasons Harper has caught 102 passes for 1,039 yards and 18 touchdowns in 20 games with both the San Jose Sharks and Spokane Shock. He made his AFL rookie debut in 2012 for Spokane, catching 51 passes for 472 yards and 12 touchdowns in seven games.

During 2009 Harper was playing for the af2’s Arkansas Twisters, and leading the league in points scored (228), touchdowns (38) and receptions (107) while ranking second in receiving yardage (1,375) before being given an opportunity by the New Orleans Saints.

Following a strong preseason, including two punt returns for touchdowns, Harper made the Saints’ regular season roster. Harper would earn an NFC Championship and Super Bowl Ring as a member of the Saints practice squad, before moving on to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad for parts of 2010-11.

Collegiately Harper played at Murray State, and during his senior year in 2007 earned second team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors after finishing the season with 57 catches for 779 yards and 10 touchdowns. Harper finished his time in Murray ranked third all-time in career receiving yardage (1,653) and touchdowns (10).

TRANSACTION - New Orleans VooDoo acquire WR Rod Harper via trade from Spokane Shock. The Shock receive future considerations.

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