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Dorados Land Foursome on All-af2 Squad

August 15, 2005 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Rio Grande Valley Dorados News Release

HIDALGO, TX: August 15, 2005 - arenafootball2 announced their 2005 All-af2 First and Second Teams today and the Rio Grande Valley Dorados were represented with four players, as WR/DB Marquis Floyd and FB/LB Chris Robinson claimed First Team honors, while lineman Gathan McGinnis and kicker Eric Houle claimed Second Team accolades. Floyd has shown impressive numbers on both sides of the ball this season. The Monroe, Georgia native led the Dorados in the regular season with 33 touchdowns, 1,452 receiving yards (ninth in the af2) and 9 interceptions (tied for fourth in the af2). He also ranked third in the af2 in interception return yards (145) and ninth in receiving yards per game with 90.8. Floyd was the Week 12 af2 ADT Defensive Player of the Week and received game awards in six Dorados regular season games this season, claiming the Offensive Player of the Game award in Week 16 (vs. Bakersfield), ADT Defensive Player of the Game twice (Game 3 at Bakersfield and Game 5 vs. San Diego) and US Army Ironman of the Game in four contests (Game 1 vs. Louisville, Game 8 at South Georgia, Game 11 vs. Central Valley, Game 15 vs. Oklahoma City).

Robinson, a second-year af2 pro from Long Island, New York, has been a workhorse in the Dorados offensive backfield. The University of New Hampshire product led the Dorados in rushing yards with 236 (ranked third in the af2) and co-led the team in rushing touchdowns with 11 (tied for eighth in the af2). His 4.1 yards per rush ranked eighth in the af2. Robinson was also stellar at linebacker, registering 4 sacks, 6 quarterback hurries and 37.5 tackles (31 solo). Through two postseason games, Robinson has racked up an af2 leading 86 rushing yards on 13 carries (6.6 avg.). During the regular season, Robinson was a three-time US Army Ironman of the Game award winner (Game 3 at Bakersfield, Game 5 vs. San Diego and Game 13 at Bossier-Shreveport).

McGinnis was one of three lineman named to the National Conference's All-af2 Second Team list. The first-year af2 member out of Texas Tech led the Dorados in sacks with 4.5 (tied for ninth in the league) and fumble recoveries with 3 (tied for third in the league). He tied for third in the af2 in forced fumbles with 5. The Waco native's most enjoyable moment of the season came in Game 12 in San Diego, when he recovered Eric Houle's missed field goal attempt as time expired, and he returned it three yards for the game winning score.

Speaking of Houle, the second-year Dorado from Flint, Michigan, kicked his way into the af2 record books this season. He led the af2 in field goals (17) and attempts (43), ranked second in field goal percentage (39.5%) and third in scoring (123 points) and PAT percentage with a 85.7% success rate. Houle might possibly have the af2 record for consecutive PATs made, as he was successful on 30 consecutive kicks during the season. His 84.6% career PAT percentage ranks sixth all-time in af2 history, and his 28 career field goals places him tied for fifth all-time in the af2. Houle also ranked tied for fifth in the af2 in tackles among kickers with 8 (all solo).

Rio Grande Valley was one of four teams in the af2 with four members announced to this season's field, which ranked tied for second in the league behind this week's opponent, the Memphis Xplorers who fielded five members. The af2 postseason honors double the amount achieved by the Dorados last season. Eddie Moten and Spencer Conley each received First Team honors last season. Media members seeking an interview with Dorados Head Coach Kevin Guy or any of the recipients are encouraged to contact Chris Due with the Dorados at 956-843-5656.

The Dorados head to Southaven, Mississippi this week for the National Conference Championship against the Memphis Xplorers Friday night. If the Dorados win, they will advance to play the winner of the contest between Louisville and Florida in the ArenaCup, which will be held in Bossier City, Louisiana. Additional information on the Dorados can be found by visiting the Dorados online at www.doradosfootball.com.

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