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Barnstormers Open Free Agency With Two Signings

09/26/2011 12:00 PM -
DES MOINES – The Arena Football League’s open free agency period began on Monday, and the Iowa Barnstormers
wasted no time making a splash as Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee
announced that the team has agreed to terms with quarterback Osaar Rasshan and Fullback Brian Holley.
 
Rasshan (6-4, 225) played his college football at UCLA from 2005-09. He spent much of his tenure at UCLA as
their backup quarterback, however he did see action in several games in the 2007 season. During that time,he completed
 17of 45 pass attempts for 259 yards, while also rushing for 140 yards on 30 attempts. He was named ABC
player of the game in a win over the University of Arizona in 2007.  Rasshan is known for his versatility as he
also spent time as a wide receiver while at UCLA. The native of Fontana, CA lettered four years in football at
Gary High School in Ponoma, CA from 2001-04.
 
Holley (5-10, 235) appeared in 36 career games at the University of California from 2005-09, making 9 starts as
a fifth-year senior. In his career he compiled 6 catches for 80 yards, while rushing for 8 yards on 3
attempts. Holley was also a standout on special teams and a key blocker in the potent Cal rushing attack. He
is a native of Pamona, CA where he is an alumnus of Diamond Ranch High School.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
 

When asked to comment on the two new additions, Coach Hohensee stated “
Osaar is an exceptional athlete
from UCLA that we hope will develop into a quality quarterback in this league. We are excited about him
coming to Iowa and competing for a job.  Meanwhile, Brian Holley is a player who jumps off the screen as soon
as the film goes on. He was a great blocker at Cal and showed the ability to both run and catch the ball
effectively as well”.
   
 
With the additions of Rasshan and Holley, the Barnstormers now have 4 players under contract for the 2012
season.  Expect more announcements from Coach Hohensee and the Barnstormers in the coming days.
Don’t forget that the Barnstormers will be hosting an open tryout for all interested free agents on Saturday,
October 15.  As always, Iowa Barnstormers season tickets for the 2012 season remain on sale now for as low
as $117.00 per seat!  To order your tickets, call 515-633-2255 or visit www.theiowabarnstormers.com for more
information.
                                   
 


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