Sunday, November 24, 2013

Soul finish open tryout

PHILADELPHIA –  The Philadelphia Soul concluded what the team described as a successful open tryout that drew over 250 prospective players to the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia on Saturday.

“This was a tremendous turnout,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel.  “Not only did we draw a very large number of players but we were very pleased with the level of talent we saw today.  We want to make sure the entire Soul organization receives recognition for their handling of the large amount of athletes that showed up and express our sincere appreciation to the Philadelphia Eagles for allowing us to use their facility.”

The day was also highlighted by those who attended to view the tryout: current Soul Co-Majority Owner, ESPN analyst and former Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Ron Jaworski, as well as current Soul coaching and football operations staff and current players on the Soul’s roster.

The Soul found Rookie of the Year finalist, Ryan McDaniel, at last year’s open tryout.  McDaniel earned a starting job a few weeks into the season and finished with 65 receptions for 819 yards and 21 touchdowns.  He also had an impressive 13 catches for 137 yards and two-touchdown performance in this year’s ArenaBowl.
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