ARGUELLO, HO CONTINUE FOOTBALL CAREERS OVERSEAS
The passing combination of quarterback Thomas Arguello to wide receiver Cedric Ho was a familiar sight for Leopard football fans during the Fall 2011 season. Though both have completed their collegiate eligibility, the duo will be reuniting across the globe to continue their playing careers in the professional ranks.
Both players have recently signed contracts to play for the Dauphins De Nice football club (France) in the Professional European League. Arguello signed with the team on December 15 with Ho following suit on January 3. "It's great for both Cedric and Thomas to have an opportunity to play in the professional ranks," said Leopard head coach Chris Krich. "I give credit to both Coach (Rich) Worsell and Coach (Brent) Baier for helping make their aspirations to play professionally a reality."
The two began training camp this month which the season beginning in February. The regular season runs through June. Arguello enjoyed a productive two-year stint as the Leopard signal caller, completing nearly of 60% his passes for 3,150 yards and 19 touchdowns. In 2011, Arguello passed for 1675 yards and 10 touchdowns in helping lead the Leopards to a 4-5 overall record and 3-3 mark in conference play.
Ho, whose mother lives in France, holds dual citizenship in both countries. He played two seasons at La Verne, returning this past season after sitting out the 2010 campaign due to injury after earning SCIAC Newcomer of the Year honors in 2009. In his two years with the Leos, Ho caught 118 passes for 1,352 yards and 12 touchdowns.
"Both Thomas and I are eager to play at the professional level and are very thankful for the opportunity," said Ho. "We look forward to a new chapter in our careers while also representing the University of La Verne."