Five Firecats Named to All-Arena Team
Estero, FL- The Florida Firecats are extremely pleased to announce that five team members have been named to the All-Arena Team.
I am extremely happy for our players because I have seen the sacrifices that they have made, and they deserve every accolade that they receive, Ben Bennett, Firecats head coach, said.
Taking All-Arena First Team honors were fullback/linebacker Steve Gorrie, receiver/linebacker Cainon Lamb, and defensive specialist Quincy Sorrell. Taking All-Arena Second Team honors were fullback/linebacker Chris Morant and defensive specialist Roy Stabler.
The Florida Firecats five nods were tied for best in the league, matching that of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers.
The All-Arena Team is comprised of two teams consisting of a quarterback, offensive specialist, wide receiver/defensive back, wide receiver/linebacker, fullback/linebacker, three offensive/defensive linemen, two defensive specialists, a kicker, and a special teams player. The two All-Arena teams are voted on by the arenafootball2 head coaches, with each head coach not allowed to vote for his own team.
In the Firecats first three years history, they had a total of three players named to the All-Arena Team. Last year, Stabler took first team honors, and Lamb took second team honors. In 2002, former Firecat Johnny Frost took second team honors.
Fullback/linebacker Steve Gorrie ran for an arenafootball2 record 500 yards this season. He cashed in on 17 of those carries. He also had 21.5 tackles for a loss (4.5 for a loss), two sacks, five pass deflections, four quarterback hurries, and a fumble recovery. Gorrie also caught three passes for 24 yards.
Wide receiver/linebacker Cainon Lamb caught 98 passes for 1,054 yards and 28 touchdowns. Lamb also ran in three touchdowns this season. Lamb also returned 47 kicks for 986 yards. On defense, Lamb had 29 tackles (one for a loss), one sack, one interception, six break ups, and a fumble recovery. Lamb is also the Firecats holder.
Defensive specialist Quincy Sorrell led the arenafootball2 this season with 100.5 tackles (four for a loss), two interceptions, 13 pass break ups, and a forced fumble. Sorrell is only the third player to record 100 tackles in af2 history, and he is also the af2 all-time career tackle leader.
Fullback/linebacker Chris Morant ran for 184 yards and nine touchdowns this season. He also caught two balls for 25 yards. On defense, Morant had 39 tackles (10.5 for a loss), four sacks, five break ups, five quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown), two forced fumbles, and three blocked kicks (one for a touchdown).
Defensive specialist Roy Stabler had 47.5 tackles (4.5 for a loss), two interceptions, and 13 pass break ups. Stabler did not join the team until the fourth game of the season.
The Firecats will play the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers this Sunday in Pennsylvania at 6:00 for the American Conference championship. The winner advances to the ArenaCup championship game. Fans can follow the game with radio announcer Dave Parks via ESPN-770 AM, with coverage starting at 5:30.
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