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OCC Football: Fane commits to Chapman

June 21, 2001

COSTA MESA - Orange Coast College's Gerard Fane, who played tight

end for the football team last fall, said he will continue his athletic

and academic careers at Chapman University.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fane caught seven passes for 81 yards and a

touchdown as a freshman in 1999 and he tallied 15 receptions for 189

yards this past season to help lead the Pirates to the Mission Conference

Central Division co-championship.

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"I felt it was the best opportunity for me to get ahead in life," said

Fane, who played at Mater Dei High. "Academically, the school is one of

the best on the west coast. The football program is headed in the right

direction and the facilities are second to none."

Fane becomes the 15th member of last fall's championship team to

finalize his transfer plans, joining Manny Adams (Portland State, Vance

Babin (Cal State Northridge), Justin Blackard (Arkansas State), Thomas

Cornejo (Chapman), Justin Dale (Southwest Missouri State), Dustin Davis

(West Virginia Wesleyan), James Dawkins (Florida A&M), Adam Fisher

(Portland State), Ben Fredrickson (Missouri), Eddie Johnson (Idaho

State), Anthony Knutson (Liberty), Johnnie Peeples (Montana), Justin

Simmons (Texas A&M-Commerce) and Anthony Valanos (University of San

Diego).

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