Two Dragons Receive All-Rookie HonorsJune 24, 2008 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) New York Dragons
Brown came to the Dragons in the offseason from the af2, where he earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2007. This season, the rookie DB led all rookies in tackles (95.5) and passes defended (13), and he also had six interceptions as he patrolled the secondary of one of the top-ranked defenses in the league.
Adelekan also came to the Dragons from the af2, where he had a stellar season with the Tennessee Valley Vipers in 2007. This season, Adelekan recorded 30.0 total tackles, four sacks, nine QBH, one pass defended, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries on the Dragons defensive line.
The blend of impressive rookies and seasoned veterans has helped the Dragons defense become one of the most dangerous in the league. The defense finished the regular season ranked first in total yards per game (270.1) and pass yards per game (249.8), and is in the top five of almost every other defensive category.
"It's good to see the league recognize the contributions and the talent of these two guys," said head coach Weylan Harding. "They have been major contributors to our success thus far both with their attitudes and their production, and we look forward to bigger and better things for them going forward."
The Dragons will travel to Dallas to take on the Desperados this Friday, June 27th at 7:30pm ET in the first round of the 2008 playoffs.
Following is the 2008 AFL All-Rookie Team:
QB D. Bryant, Kansas City
FB Odie Armstrong, Orlando
C Beau Elliott, Chicago
OL Atlas Herrion, Arizona
OL Bobby Harris, Orlando
WR Tiger Joness, Georgia
WR Chad Owens, Colorado
WR Donovan Morgan, Chicago
DL Farouk Adelekan, New York
DL Maurice Fountain, Utah
DL John Syptak, Colorado
MLB Michael McFadden, Grand Rapids
JLB Norman LeJeune, New Orleans
DB Levy Brown, New York
DB Ahmad Carroll, Orlando
DB Chris Martin, Grand Rapids
K Connor Hughes, Philadelphia
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