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Rocco Announces Three New Players For Spring Semester

January 23, 2007
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Rocco Announces Three New Players For Spring Semester
Liberty University Head Football Coach Danny Rocco has announced that former Virginia offensive lineman Marshal Ausberry and Virginia Tech safety Kent Hicks have transferred to Liberty for the spring semester. Alfonso Bailey, who signed with the team last year, has also joined the program. 

Ausberry (6-5, 330, OL, Sr.) comes to Liberty after spending the last four seasons with the Cavaliers. The Springfield, Va., native will have one year of eligibility left with the Flames as he begins work on his master's degree. 

Ausberry has played for Virginia for the last three years. He started all but one game in 2005 at right guard and served as a reserve during this most recent season in Charlottesville. 

Hicks (6-2, 210, DB, Jr.) joins the Flames' roster after sitting out this past season after leaving Virginia Tech earlier in the year. Hicks has two years of eligibility left with the Flames. 

Hicks is a native of Culpepper, Va., where he was a three-time letterwinner at Culpepper High School. He finished his senior season with 109 tackles defensively and recorded 291 yards rushing and 505 yards receiving yards on the offensive side of the ball. 

Hicks recorded 18 career interceptions and was named a SuperPrep All-American. He was considered the fifth-best player in the state of the Virginia and 19th-best defensive back in the nation at the end of his senior campaign. 

Bailey (5-10, 180, DB, Fr.) sat out last year due to academic reasons. The native of Fort Myers, Fla., was a four-year starter at Mariner High School where he finished his prep career with nearly 500 career tackles. A three-time all-conference selection, Bailey was named Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and a senior as he led the area with 150 tackles as a sophomore and 140 as a senior. 

All three players will be eligible to join the Flames' roster for spring practice which begins on March 23 and concludes with Liberty's annual spring game on April 21.