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Crear is All-AF2 for Third Straight Year

August 14, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Memphis Xplorers News Release

SOUTHAVEN --- The af2 announced its 2006 all af2 selections today and Memphis Xplorers OL/DL Joseph Crear has been honored as a member of the American Conference First Team. Crear was the only Xplorer to be named to the 2006 All-af2 squad.

Crear, in his fourth year out of Mississippi Valley State, led the team with 7.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss. He finished the season with 22.5 total tackles, two blocked kicks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, seven pass breakups and one safety. After this season, his career sack total stands at 22, to most by any Xplorers player.

This is the third consecutive season that Crear has made an All-af2 Team. He was American Conference First Team in 2004 and National Conference Second Team in 2005.

The Xplorers had their 2006 season come to an end on Friday night with a 67-50 loss to the Green Bay Blizzard in the American Conference Semifinals.

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