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Gunther and Dukes Added to Burn Squad

Wednesday, July 9th
Gunther and Dukes Added to Burn Squad

The Boise Burn announced today that offensive lineman Kyle Gunther and defensive back Mitchell Dukes have been added to the roster as the team makes a push for the arenafootball2 playoffs. Gunther, 6-4 and 310-pounds, spent the last six weeks with the AFL?s Utah Blaze before being released after Utah?s playoff loss to Colorado. Gunther spent five years (2003-07) with the University of Utah; redshirted in 2003, and in one of seven games played in 2004, took part in a season high 14 offensive players against UNLV. After playing in just three games in 2005, Gunther started his junior and senior years at center for the Utes in 2006 and 2007.Dukes, 6-0 and 195-pounds, played with Western Carolina from 2003-06 and was a starter in his junior and senior years. In 2006, Dukes led the team with three interceptions and had 60 tackles including three break ups. In 2005, as a junior, he recorded a team high 6.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss as a safety. He?s recorded a career 142 tackles (11 TFL), 7.5 sacks and 10 break ups and a forced fumble. Dukes spent three weeks during 2007 with the AFL?s Columbus Destroyers and this season signed with first-ranked af2 Spokane Shock. He was released last week having not played in a game.Some seats still remain for Saturday?s home game finale, Boise Burn against the Florida Firecats. Call 331-TIXS (8497), or visit the Qwest Arena box office. The team is also offering the following specials:• 4-for-$44 pack; includes four tickets to the game, four hot dogs and four Pepsis; ? $2.00 beers through the first quarter; ? $200 group rate includes 20 tickets, a business card ad insert in the program and a public address announcement.- www.boiseburn.com -

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