Former Arkansas Tech football players T.J. Langley and Derandus Frye have signed professional contracts with Arena Football League teams.
Langley (photographed, left) was signed by the defending Arena Bowl champion Jacksonville Sharks, while Frye (photographed, right) signed with his hometown team --- the New Orleans VooDoo.
Langley, who participated in training camp with the National Football League's Buffalo Bills earlier this year, earned letters at Arkansas Tech in 2009 and 2010. He made four receptions for 31 yards and two touchdowns as a junior tight end in 2009, but a switch to the defensive side of the ball allowed him to blossom in 2010.
The Hugo, Okla., native made 23 tackles as a senior. He had 5.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks. He was credited with nine quarterback hurries.
Frye also lettered at Arkansas Tech in 2009 and 2010. He had 12.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 quarterback sacks in 2010.
Frye made a total of 39 tackles during his senior campaign and led the Wonder Boys in pass break-ups with seven. He also forced two fumbles on his way to collecting all-conference honors.
The 2012 Arena Football League season is scheduled to begin in March.
Click here to read the Jacksonville Sharks' press release about Langley's signing.
Click here to read the New Orleans VooDoo press release about Frye's signing.
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