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Rise of the Ma Sun

03/24/2011 2:45 PM -
March 24, 2011 – Spokane, WA: The Spokane Shock announced today that OL Palauni Ma Sun has been added to the roster. Ma Sun, 6-5 320, is entering his second season in the AFL.
 
Last season, as a member of the Chicago Rush, Ma Sun started all 17 games (regular and postseason) and recorded four touchdowns at the Tight End spot.
 
Prior to his experience in Chicago, Ma Sun spent two seasons in the af2; one with the Boise Burn (2009) and one with the Spokane Shock (2008).
 
As a member of Spokane’s 2008 Conference Championship team, Ma Sun started eighteen games. The following season, Ma Sun appeared in nine games for the Boise Burn and recorded a touchdown. 
 
“Palauni is a veteran who has proven himself year and year out,” Head Coach Rob Keefe said. “With a six-foot-six frame and his athletic ability he is an asset to any team. You can never have too much depth on the offensive line. ”
 
For Ma Sun, the decision to sign with Spokane was an easy one after he consulted with former Shock lineman Ed Ta’amu.
 
“It feels good. I’m really happy to be back,” Ma Sun said. “For me personally, I heard a lot of good things about Coach Keefe. I also heard a lot of good things about Offensive Line Coach Crusenberry from Ed Ta’amu so it just seemed like the right thing to do.”
 
As an offensive lineman, Ma Sun doesn’t see his name in the headlines much, but he still takes a lot of pride in his craft.
 
“I take a lot of pride in pancaking people – that’s what I love to do,” Ma Sun explained. “One thing that is always on my mind is I don’t want to get our quarterback hurt so I take a lot of pride in keeping him safe.”
 
This week the Shock travel to Iowa to take on the Barnstormers’ for the NFL Network’s AFL Game of the Week. Kickoff is Friday at 5 PM PST. The Shock will return home to host the Kansas City Command on April 1st, with an 8 PM kickoff. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting TicketsWest.


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