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April 30, 2007

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina nose tackle Stanley Doughty has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, the Chiefs announced Monday. Doughty will participate in Chiefs rookie minicamp from May 12-14.

“This is a great opportunity for me and I am very excited,” Doughty said. “It just shows that no matter how hard things can sometimes get, good things will always happen if you keep God first.”

The charismatic Doughty played in 10 games for Carolina in 2006, registering 17 tackles, three of which were for loss. He turned in one of his finest performances in the Gamecocks’ 31-28 win at Clemson, registering four tackles and a tackle for loss. From a statistical standpoint, Doughty enjoyed his finest collegiate season in 2005 when he registered 24 tackles, tied for the team lead with 3 ½ quarterback sacks and ranked third on the team with seven tackles for loss. Doughty was recognized with South Carolina’s Joe Morrison Award as the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Spring in 2005 in addition to garnering Outstanding Defensive Lineman of the Spring accolades.

At South Carolina’s Pro Day, Doughty bench-pressed 225 pounds 32 times, a mark that ranked ahead of 33 defensive linemen at this year’s NFL Combine.

“I have done a lot of working out and running since the season ended,” Doughty said. “When I get up to minicamp, I have to stay humble, stay focused and show that I can play ball. I’m dedicated to myself and to the team and I will do whatever I have to do to win games.”

Doughty joins Chris White as Gamecocks to participate in NFL rookie minicamps as undrafted free agents. Wide receiver Sidney Rice (second-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings) and defensive back Fred Bennett (fourth-round pick of the Houston Texans) were both drafted this past weekend and will also compete in rookie minicamps.