All-Arena Defensive Backs Return Romain and Hollis Added to the 2017 Roster

January 30, 2017 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Philadelphia Soul News Release

PHILADELPHIA - The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul today announced that DBs James Romain (5'11, 170, Delaware State) and Dwayne Hollis (5'10, 180, N.C. Wesleyan) have returned to the 2017 roster. This will be Romain's fifth season with the Soul and Hollis' third.

"James and Dwayne are two of the best defensive backs in the Arena Football League," said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. "Having them back gives us the talent and experience to continue to be one of the best defenses in the Arena Football League."

In his four seasons with the Soul, Romain has tallied 259.5 total tackles, 84 pass break-ups and 23 interceptions for 298 yards and five touchdowns. He was also awarded First-Team All-Arena DB for his performance in the 2015 season. Hollis recorded 101 total tackles, 13 pass break-ups and nine interceptions for 156 yards and three touchdowns in his two seasons with the Soul. He was awarded Second-Team All-Arena DB last season.

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