Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Soul's Robinson wins Week 8 defensive honors

PHILADELPHIA – Soul defensive lineman Bryan Robinson was awarded the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week award following a dominating performance in Week 8.  The fourth-year veteran recorded two sacks and five tackles-for-loss in the Soul’s loss to the Pittsburgh Power.

Robinson dominated the game defensively, as his performance gave him 10.5 tackles-for-loss, most in the league, and 5.5 sacks on the season, second most.  In addition to this performance, Robinson is also credited for having a blocked kick.

“This is a great honor to win this award,” said Robinson. “I really wouldn’t have been in the situation I was in to have this performance if it wasn’t for the defense as a whole.  Between the play-calling and everyone doing what they were suppose to do, I just happened to get put in the right situation.  I’m proud to receive this award.  Hopefully, there’s more of these awards coming to our team.”

After his two sacks performance, Robinson placed himself into No. 2 in the Soul record books for the most sacks in a Soul career.  With 2.5 additional sacks, he will be tied for most all-time in a Soul career at 18 sacks.

The Soul (3-4) return to action in Week 9 for another home game against the Orlando Predators (2-5) in Doug Plank’s return to Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May, 15. 
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