Thursday, May 10, 2012

Soul assigned Hughes, Warren

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League have been assigned kicker Connor Hughes (5’10, 175, Virginia) and defensive lineman Justin Warren (6’3, 255, Texas A&M).  Hughes kicked in two games this season with the Soul and connected on 20-of-22 extra points.  Warren played the last two seasons with the Dallas Vigilantes where he recorded 47.0 total tackles, 12.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

“Both Connor and Justin are quality players that will help improve our team immediately,” said Soul head coach Doug Plank.  “Hughes is a guy that’s been here before; he’s won here.  He’s performed in pressure situations and has helped bring a championship to this city.  Justin has a high motor, great technic and will help improve our pass rush.”

Hughes returned to Philadelphia after helping the team win it all at the end of the 2008 season in ArenaBowl XXII.  In the title game alone, Hughes connected on six-of-eight extra point attempts and added a 20-yard field goal to end the first half.  He also registered one solo tackle in the game.

In the regular season, Hughes made 123-of-136 attempted extra points for a percentage of 90.4.   Hughes finished with a field goal percentage of 35.7 as he made five of 14 field goals.  Those numbers saw him earn 138 points in 2008.  Hughes also finished the season with five solo tackles and three assisted.  2008 was Hughes’ lone season in the AFL.

The Philadelphia Soul (6-2) look to increase their lead in the Eastern Division and the American Conference in Week 10 of the 2012 season when they face the Jacksonville Sharks (3-4) on Saturday, May 12 at 7:05 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.  The game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet (check your local listings) and a live stream of the game will be available at www.ustream.tv/philadelphiasoul.
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