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Four Vipers Receive All-AF2 Honors

August 6, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Alabama Vipers News Release

Huntsville, AL- The af2 league office has announced the 2008 All-af2 teams and four Vipers were named to the First and Second Team squads.

Vipers defensive lineman Eric Scott was named to the American Conference First-Team. Scott, a product of Southern Mississippi University, finished the regular season with 33.5 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, and 17.5 sacks, which was a Vipers single-season record, and 22 quarterback hits. Scott played last season with the Birmingham Steeldogs and totaled 27.5 tackles.

Also making the All-af2 second team were wide-receiver Maurice Brown, nose-tackle Terrance Ford, and kicker Nick Hayes. Brown, who played his collegiate football for the University of Iowa, and ranks 13th all-time in receiving yards with 1,515 for the school. He finished the 2008 regular season with 1,306 yards, fifth best in a single-season for the Vipers. Brown also caught 26 touchdowns, fourth best in Vipers history, and averaged almost 109 yards receiving per game. He missed the Vipers last three regular season games with an ankle injury.

Ford, a college teammate of Eric Scott at Southern Mississippi, anchored the nose-guard position for the Vipers in 2008 and finished the regular season with 20 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and nine sacks. Twice in the regular season, Ford recorded multiple sacks, vs. Lexington (4), and at Quad City (3). He also played a vital role in the Vipers 48-33 playoff victory last week over Florida, collecting three sacks.

Hayes, who played his collegiate football at The University of Alabama-Birmingham led all af2 kickers with 141 points scored. He connected on 13-27 field goals and 102-116 on extra points. He also finished in the top five in PAT kick attempts, field goals, field foals attempted, PAT kicking percentage, PAT kicks made, and field goals made.

The Vipers road to the ArenaCup continues this Saturday as the Vipers travel to take on the Wilkes-Barre Pioneers. The game begins at 6:30pm and can be heard locally on 92.5FM and AM770 WVNN, and can be watched live through and niftytv. For more information on the Vipers, please visit the website at

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