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Columbus Destroyers Offensive Linemen Will Rabatin and Howard Duncan Earn All-Arena Honors

June 25, 2008 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) Columbus Destroyers

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Destroyers center Will Rabatin has been named to the Arena Football League's First Team All-Arena team and offensive lineman Howard Duncan has been named to the AFL's Second Team All-Arena, the club and League announced today.

Rabatin (6-2, 305, Louisville) started in 15 games at center for the Destroyers this season. Last season he was named to the AFL's All-Rookie Team. He is the only player in franchise history to garner All-Arena honors in consecutive seasons.

Duncan (6-4, 300, Oklahoma) started in all 16 games for the Destroyers in 2008. A member of the 2007 National Conference champion Destroyers, he caught five passes for 52 yards this season. He is the only member of the offensive line to start in the team's last 36-consecutive contests.

Rabatin and Duncan join the following Destroyers players who have earned end of the season League honors: Columbus Destroyers quarterback Matt Nagy (2007 Russell Athletic Team Leader Award); defensive lineman Ken Jones (2007 First Team All-Arena); fullback/linebacker Harold Wells and wide receiver/defensive back B.J. Barre (2007 All-Ironman Team); offensive lineman Rabatin (2007 All-Rookie Team); defensive back Jerald Brown (2006 First Team All-Arena and 2006 ADT Defensive Player of the Year); Buffalo Destroyers defensive specialist Dwaine Carpenter (2003 Second Team All-Arena); kicker Steve McLaughlin (2002 Second Team All-Arena).

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