Friday, February 21, 2014

Soul begins training camp

PHILADELPHIA – The Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul began training camp on Thursday, Feb. 20, when all players were required to report.  The practices for training camp will be held at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia beginning on Saturday, February 22.

Entering training camp, the Soul have 17 players from last season’s American Conference Championship team.  The top returners of the 2012 season include: QB Dan Raudabaugh, FB Derrick Ross, WR Tiger Jones, OL Brennen Carvalho, DB Rayshaun Kizer and DL Bryan Robinson.

“It’s always important to have key players return to our team,” said Soul head coach, Clint Dolezel.  “It makes our job a little easier as coaches heading into the season.  But, at the end of the camp, we still need to pick 24 of these very talented players.  This should be a very competitive camp and the guys will have to prove they have what it takes to help us get to the next level.”

Dolezel, entering his second season as the head coach of the Soul, assembled his coaching staff for the upcoming season.  Two-time First Team All-Arena performer, Phil Bogle, begins his third year with the Soul as the assistant head coach, and veteran defensive coach Rod Miller will join Dolezel and Bogle as an assistant coach.

The team practices at Eagles’ NovaCare Complex starting on Saturday, February 22 until final cuts take place on March 7.  The first cuts will reduce the roster to 28 players on February 28.  The final 24-man roster will be announced on March 8 when training camp ends.  The Soul open their 2014 season on Saturday, March 15 at 9 p.m. in Phoenix, against the Arizona Rattlers for an ArenaBowl XXVI rematch.

The 2013 training camp roster consists of 20 AFL veterans and 13 rookies. The All-Arena players on the Soul’s rosters are: three-time All-Arena WR Tiger Jones, three-time All-Arena DB Rayshaun Kizer, two-time All-Arena DL Bryan Robinson, three-time All-Arena FB Derrick Ross and All-Arena/Offensive Lineman of the Year finalist, Brennen Carvalho.  


 
2014 PHILADELPHIA SOUL TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
No.
NAME
POS
Ht
Wt
DOB
COLLEGE
1
Brackins, Larry
WR
6'4
221
11/5/82
Pearl River C.C.
2
Raudabaugh, Daniel
QB
6'3
230
3/30/87
Miami (OH)
4W
Ross, Derrick
FB
6'0
240
12/29/84
Tarleton State
4B
Jenkins, Jacobi
DB
5’11
195
12/17/88
East Carolina
5
Damian Clark
WR
6’3
205
1/3/87
Southern
6
Perkins, Brandon
LB
6'2
240
3/1/84
Kansas
7
Kizer, Rayshaun
DB
5'10
190
2/3/85
Walsh
8
Langley, TJ
DL
6’5
290
7/28/89
Arkansas Tech
11
Jones, Tiger
WR
5'11
195
5/21/82
Louisville
15
Randall, Bryan
QB
6’1
218
8/16/83
Virginia Tech
16
Lacey, V’Keon
WR
6’4
220
8/8/89
Angelo State
18B
Goosby, Joe
LB
6'1
235
9/6/86
Tulane
18W
McDaniel, Ryan
WR
6'3
198
9/8/88
Samford
19
Robinson, Bryan
DL
6'3
286
1/25/86
Wesley
21
Little, Raymond
DB
6’0
185
3/9/83
Sacramento City
23
Stevenson, LaRico
DB
5'10
210
8/22/84
West Georgia
25**
Romain, James
DB
5'11
170
8/6/87
Delaware State
28
Whitehurst, Kyle
DB
5’11
190
1/19/82
Hampton
30
Haag, Nick
LB/DL
6’2
252
12/27/88
Assumption
50
Buford, Lemone
OL
6’2
300
7/25/91
Hampton
52
Smith, Adam
OL
6’5
320
4/9/90
Western Kentucky
55
Carvalho, Brennan
OL
6'1
310
12/8/86
Portland State
60
Mosley, Jordan
OL
6’3
310
10/19/90
Johnson C. Smith
77
Holman, Jason
OL
6’3
295
4/28/88
Winston-Salem
78
Jones, Jason
OL
6’4
340
9/4/81
Idaho
89
Pray, Bryan
WR
5’8
175
1/12/85
Pittsburg State
91
Young, Justin
DL
6’4
285
11/31/89
Morgan State
92
Fance, Calvin
LB/DL
6'1
245
10/3/87
Angelo State
94**
Hurst, Tyron
DL
6’3
315
7/11/85
Delaware State
95
Cerami, Rudy
DL
6’3
315
12/26/88
East Stroudsburg
97
Debose, Chauncey
DL
6’3
280
6/22/88
Eastern Kentucky
98
Jennings, Teddy
DL
6’6
260
3/15/90
Connecticut
99
Brown, Morkeith
LB/DL
6'5
255
2/21/85
Temple
**
Tivis, Neil
OL
6’5
320
5/30/90
Abilene Christian
--
Phillips, Pernell
DL
6’1
270
4/5/85
Central State
--
Blasczcyk, Ryan
OL
6’3
310
11/25/86
Rutgers
--
Martinez, Carlos
K
5'8
180
6/4/80
Buena Vista
                       
**Injured Reserve
--Refuse To Report (RTR)
                        *Player numbers are subject to change after or during training camp
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