Updated Apr 30, 2012 - 2:22 pm
Parker, Vassallo among Cardinals rookie free agents
Among the seventeen are former ASU linebacker Colin Parker and Arizona linebacker Paul Vassallo.
Parker led the Sun Devils defense in 2011 with 75 total tackles and earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors. The 6-foot-1, 223-pound Hamilton High grad finished his ASU career with 140 total tackles in 44 games (18 starts).
Vassallo played two season with the Wildcats, starting 25 consecutive games at linebacker. After his freshman season at Nevada and his sophomore season at Sierra (Rocklin, Calif.) Community College, Vassallo registered 172 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss and three sacks.
Other players signed by the Cardinals are:
Stanley Arukwe, WR, Troy; Broderick Binns, DE, Iowa; Laron Byrd, WR, Miami; Braeden Clayson, G, Idaho; Jared Crank, FB, Purdue; Blake DeChristopher, OL, Virginia Tech; Tevita Finau, DL, Utah; Blake Gideon, S, Texas; Tre Gray, WR, Richmond; Marcus McGraw, LB, Houston; Zack Nash, DL, Sacramento State; James Nixon, CB, California (PA); Conrad Obi, DT, Colorado; Scott Wedige, OL, Northern Illinois; Marc Wilson, WR, St. Anselm
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