TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls final signees of preseason camp were a wide receiver from an Arizona junior college and a linebacker from the University of Kentucky.
The Sugar Skulls started camp Feb. 8 with 36 players signed, including the most recent signees. Preseason training camp goes through Feb. 24 before the team begins preparation for the March 3 season opener at the San Diego Strike Force. The Sugar Skulls host the Arizona Rattlers for a joint practice and scrimmage on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Kino Sports Complex. The 10:30 a.m. practice is closed to the public.
TraVaughn Paschal, linebacker, 6'3", 260 pounds, University of Kentucky. Played three years at Kentucky and recorded 60 tackles in his final two seasons. Competed in track Arundel High School in Gambrills, Md., in high jump, long jump and triple jump.
Shaquan Curenton, wide receiver, 6'1", 190 pounds, Scottsdale Community College. Curenton led the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference with 13 touchdown catches and was named Scottsdale's most valuable offensive player. Was named MVP of the 2015 Valley of the Sun Bowl where he caught nine passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
Two players previously signed are not with the Sugar Skulls. Wide receiver Troy Grant signed with a team in the American Alliance of Football which began play last weekend. Offensive lineman Chancellor House was signed out of junior college and received a scholarship from a four-year college where he will complete his college eligibility.