Blaze Signs Former AF2 QB

–The Utah Blaze announced the signing of QB Mark Thorson (6-6, 245, Western Oregon. Terms of the contract were not disclosed due to team policy.
Thorson spent the season with the 2008 Boise Burn of the AF2 where he appeared in four games going 17-31 passing for 165 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

Thorson played collegiately for the Western Oregon Wolves. He spent his final three years as the starter and appeared in games as a freshman. In 2007, he completed 195-of-327 passing for 24 touchdowns and 2,316 yards. In 2006, he completed 179-of-307 passing for a total of 2,342 yards and 20 touchdowns. In 2005, he was 186-of-339 passing, throwing for 1,916 yards and 16 touchdowns. As a freshman in 2004, Thorson appeared in 3 games and was 8-of-14 passing.

Blaze QB Brett Elliott is expected to by rehabbed from a hand injury for the game on June 12th versus the Chicago Rush pending final examinations.

The Blaze hit the road this week to take on the Cleveland Gladiators on Friday, June 4, with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. (MT). The game will be broadcast live on Utah’s flagship station, 1280 The Zone. The game can also be viewed online through NiftyTV. The following week, the Blaze will return home to Single-game tickets can be purchased through Group and season tickets are also available by calling 888-99BLAZE or information can be found at

Updated 06-03-2010

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