Arizona Cardinals hire Roger Kingdom

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired two-time Olympic gold medalist Roger Kingdom as assistant strength and conditioning coach.

The team also re-signed nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu.

Kingdom won the 110-meter hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and defended the title four years later in Barcelona. Kingdom set a world record in 1989 that stood for four years, and he was the 1989 Track and Field News athlete of the year.

Kingdom played two years of football at Pitt before turning his attention to track, and in 2001 he returned to Pitt to finish his degree while working with the football and track teams.

He has spent the last 10 years as director of the track and field and cross country programs at California University of Pennsylvania.

Ta’amu appeared in 14 games, three as a starter, for the Cardinals last season after the team claimed him off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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