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Blaze sign former af2 quarterback

Thursday June 10, 2010

Place Affleck on Re-Assignment

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Blaze announced the signing today of QB Taylor Tharp (6-2, 205, Boise State). QB Michael Affleck (6-3, 230, Utah State) was placed on re-assignment. 

Tharp spent the 2009 season with the Boise Burn of the af2. He played collegiately at Boise State where he was named second-team All-Western athletic conference as the starting quarterback. Tharp completed 259-of-379 passes for 3,070 yards with 28 touchdowns and nine interceptions. His single season after graduation marked the record books for the fifth most total offensive yards in school history (379), the second most completions in school history (259), and the fifth most touchdown passes in school history (28). As a back-up quarterback in 2006, Tharp completed 11-of-13 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown. In 2005, he played in eight games, completing 21-of-37 passing for 271 yards and a touchdown. Tharp was a back-up in 2004 and redshirted in 2003.

In four games, Affleck completed 39-of-73 passes for 441 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions this season.

The Blaze return home for a two-game home stint starting this Friday as they face the Chicago Rush on Saturday, June 12 with kickoff at 7 p.m. The following week, the Tampa Bay Storm come to town to face the Blaze on Saturday, June 19.  Single-game tickets can be purchased through" target="_blank">  Group and season tickets are also available by calling 888-99BLAZE or information can be found at