Sunday, March 11, 2012

Soul set roster for season opener

PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2012) – The Philadelphia Soul have announced their final team roster for the 2012 season.  The 35-man roster was trimmed down to 24 (21 active and three inactive) after a two week training camp at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia.

The Soul will begin their quest for the ArenaBowl XXV Championship on Friday, March 18 at the New Orleans VooDoo, where kickoff is at 4 p.m. on the Comcast SportsNet.

PHILADELPHIA SOUL 2012 REGULAR SEASON ROSTER
NO.
POS
PLAYER
HGT
WGT
DOB
COLLEGE
0
WR/KR
Alfonso Hoggard
5'3
140
4/17/1989
Clarion
1
WR
Larry Brackins
6'4
221
11/5/1982
Pearl River C.C.
2
WR
Donovan Morgan
6'3
225
7/29/1982
Pearl River C.C.
3
WR/KR
Jeff Hughley
5'8
180
3/3/1985
Averett
4
FB
Derrick Ross
6'0
240
12/29/1984
Tarleton
5
QB
Dan Raudabaugh
6'3
230
3/30/1987
Miami (OH)
6
LB
Brandon Perkins
6'0
240
3/1/1984
Kansas
7
DB
Rayshaun Kizer
5'10
190
2/3/1985
Walsh
8
DL
Dustin Barno
6'3
275
4/15/1980
East Stroudsburg
9
DB
Kent Richardson
6'0
197
4/21/1987
West Virginia
11
WR
Tiger Jones
5'11
195
5/21/1982
Louisville
12
DL
Bryan Robinson
6'3
285
1/25/1986
Wesley
13
QB
Adam DiMichele
6'1
202
7/26/1985
Temple
15
K
Phil Marfuggi
6'0
200
1/15/1986
Clemson
18
LB
Joe Goosby
6'1
235
9/6/1986
Tulane
20
DB
Tanner Varner
6'0
210
7/13/1984
Northern Iowa
21
LB
Dusty Bear
6'2
250
11/22/1985
Western Kentucky
23
DB
Michaeux Robinson
5'9
185
4/3/1983
Otterbein
52
OL
Kevin Leary
6'3
300
6/23/1986
West Chester
55
C
Brennen Carvalho
6'1
310
12/8/1986
Portland State
72
OL
Zipp Duncan
6'5
315
7/15/1987
Kentucky
78
OL
Christian Johnson
6'4
330
10/17/1986
Kentucky
92
OL/DL
Darrell Campbell
6'4
300
7/6/1981
Notre Dame
99
FB/LB
Melik Brown
6'2
275
9/14/1984
North Carolina









INJURED RESERVE




63
OL
Devin Clark
6'4
325
5/22/1986
New Mexico
27
LB
Jerome Hayes
6'2
255
12/12/1986
Penn State
22
DB
Keon Perry
5'9
180
7/25/1986
Tarleton








The Philadelphia Soul have been re-built for a championship run in 2012.  Starting with the coaching staff, head coach Doug Plank; assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Clint Dolezel; assistant coach Leroy Thompson; and assistant coach Darrin Kenney, the Soul now have a coaching staff that has over 47 years of AFL experience, 10 ArenaBowl appearances and five ArenaBowl titles to its credit.

“The pieces are in place for us to make a championship run,” said Soul head coach Doug Plank.  “We have a group of men that we are excited about and will represent the city and the organization with pride.  Now, it’s about team chemistry and working together for the common goal – an ArenaBowl XXV title.”

The Soul roster has four First Team All-Arena players (Tiger Jones, Derrick Ross, Rayshaun Kizer and Michaeux Robinson), three Second Team All-Arena players (Donovan Morgan, Dusty Bear and Devin Clark), one All-Ironman performer (Jeff Hughley) and three former 2010 First Team All-Arena player (Kizer, Morgan and Tanner Varner) for 2012.
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