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Meese, Campbell to attend festival


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WINCHESTER -- The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival announced Tuesday that Handley graduate Lang Campbell and former WUSA-TV sportscaster Ken Mease will be sports guests for this year's festival.

After a stellar career at Handley, Campbell played for William and Mary, where he led the Tribe to the Division 1-AA national semifinals. As a senior he won the Walter Payton award, given to the top player in Division 1-AA each year.

In 2005, Campbell signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent. Campbell went on to represent the Browns as part of NFL Europe, where he played for the Berlin Thunder. Campbell started all 10 games for the Thunder in 2006 and led NFL Europe in passing with 1,264 yards. In 2007, Campbell played for the Austin Wranglers of the Arena Football League, and he was coached by former Handley standout Brian Partlow. He threw for 1,581 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Later that summer, Campbell signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He was the third-string quarterback behind Kurt Warner and Matt Leinart. After being released by the Cardinals, Campbell signed with the AFL's Arizona Rattlers. However, the league eventually folded due to economic troubles.

Campbell currently lives in Northern Virginia where he works as a financial adviser associate.

Mease will once again serve as the emcee for the Sports Breakfast. He was a sportscaster for WUSA-TV for 17 years. Mease currently works with Worthington Manor Golf Club and also does freelance work with CBS/Westwood One Radio Networks. Mease is also the public address announcer and TV play-by-play voice of the Washington Freedom.

He has also recently appeared with Charles Mann as co-host of the Washington Redskins postgame show on WJFK-FM and the Redskins' adio network.



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