Tradition • Character • Service

Tradition • Character • Service

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Former Chargers Impressive as Freedom Begin 2006 Season

Receivers catching attention
2 newcomers try to stick with Freedom

By Stacy Clardie
The Journal Gazette
Adrian Reese knows the task will be difficult.

Replacing a franchise’s all-time leading receiver should be.

But without Jeremy Dutcher this season, new Fort Wayne Freedom coach Dan Pifer had no choice but to try to fill a void.

Pifer’s solution: a pair of players new to Fort Wayne but not to him.

Dan Musielewicz and Keith Recker have been getting the most reps during training camp to play alongside Reese and returning starter Luther Stroder. Musielewicz and Recker played football at Hillsdale College in Michigan, the same school that produced Freedom quarterback Bill Skelton and Pifer spent time at as an assistant coach.

Musielewicz played part of the season for Peoria’s United Indoor Football franchise last year, and Recker just wrapped up his collegiate playing career in the fall. Both have been impressive in camp, so much so they appear to have locked up the No. 3 and No. 4 receiver slots.

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