Monday, January 24, 2011

Soul signs a pair of players

The Philadelphia Soul have signed defensive back James Sadler and defensive lineman Darrell Campbell for the 2011 season.

Sadler, who will be entering his fourth season in the AFL, played for the Tulsa Talons (2010) and Chicago Rush (2007-08).  Campbell, who played for the Orlando Predators (2008), also brings NFL experience to the Soul, spending time with the Baltimore Ravens (2010), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006), and Chicago Bears (2004).
Sadler will be joining his former Talon teammates in Philadelphia, quarterback Justin Allgood and wide receiver Donovan Morgan.  In three games with Tulsa, he recorded 19 total tackles, two pass break ups, and one forced fumble.  During his two years with the Rush, Sadler had 68 total tackles, four pass break ups, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery in 19 games.

After a year and a half as a defensive back, the former Bulldog switched to wide receiver for the final five games of his senior year where he caught 20 passes for 529 yards and four touchdowns.  He was also a member of the track-and-field team, participating in the 100 meter, 4x100 relay, high jump, long jump, and triple jump.

“James can be a difference maker in the secondary,” said Soul head coach, Mike Hohensee.  “He has all the tools to be one of the better DB's in the league.  When he was in Chicago with me in '08 he was developing into a great player before he was injured.”

Campbell, who played hos college ball at Notre Dame,  recorded 19 total tackles, one and a half sacks, and one fumble recovery during his eight games with the Predators.  The former Fighting Irishman was a three-year starter and three-time letter winner while playing both defensive tackle and defensive end.  He finished his collegiate career with 62 total tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

 “Darrell has the size and strength we are looking for at his position,” said Hohensee.  “He is a mature competitor that will be tough to move and adds depth to the line.”

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