Geathers Earns Spot On 2007 AFL All-Ironman Team
SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 29, 2007) - Although the "Ironman" concept that defined the Arena Football League for so many years is nearly extinct, there are still athletes gifted enough to play on both offense and defense including the San Jose SaberCats' WR/LB Jason Geathers.
Geathers, along with 14 other players, was voted to the AFL All-Ironman Team for 2007 league officials announced today.
Geathers (6-2, 202, Miami) started in 6 games at the "Jack" linebacker position and 9 contests at wide receiver for the SaberCats this season. On defense, he registered 24.5 tackles, 3.5 for a loss, a PBU and a fumble recovery. Geathers was the team's 4th-leading receiver, catching 54 passes for 509 yards and 11 TDs in 2007. In his second season with the team, he set career highs in all statistical categories.
"It's an honor to be named the to team and I'm just happy to do what I can for the SaberCats whether it be on offense, defense or special teams," Geathers stated. "As an Ironman-type player, I just have to be focused during the games because my number could be called at anytime."
A premier franchise in the AFL, the San Jose SaberCats have captured two ArenaBowl titles, seven Western Division championships, eight consecutive playoff appearances and own the league's best regular season record this decade. The SaberCats are the top-seed heading into the American Conference playoffs and will host their first postseason game July 7 at 11:50 a.m. on ESPN.
Playoff tickets are available and can be purchased through any Northern California Ticketmaster outlet, by phone at (408) 998-TIXS (8497), online at Ticketmaser.com or by visiting the box office at the HP Pavilion at San Jose.
2007 ALL-IRONMAN TEAM
POSITION PLAYER TEAM
Fullback/Linebacker Duke Pettijohn Dallas
Fullback/Linebacker Robert Thomas Colorado
Fullback/Linebacker Harold Wells Columbus
Fullback/Linebacker Idris Price Philadelphia
Offensive/Defensive Lineman Chris Snyder Colorado
Offensive/Defensive Lineman Winfield Garnett Grand Rapids
Offensive/Defensive Lineman Reggie Lee Orlando
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Will Pettis Dallas
Wide Receiver/Linebacker DeJuan Alfonzo Chicago
Wide Receiver/Linebacker Lawrence Samuels Tampa Bay
Wide Receiver/Linebacker Ryan Dennard Utah
Wide Receiver/Linebacker BJ Barre Columbus
Wide Receiver/Linebacker Jerome Riley Grand Rapids
Wide Receiver/Linebacker Jason Geathers San Jose
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