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IFL Announces 2021 All-IFL Teams, Tucson's Ryan Balentine Named to 2nd Team

September 3, 2021 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Tucson Sugar Skulls News Release


COLUMBUS, OH -- Wide receivers Thomas Owens and Dello Davis, along with defensive back Dillion Winfrey, were unanimous choices as 1st-Team All-IFL selections as announced by the Indoor Football League on Friday.

Additionally, record-breaking Duke City Gladiators quarterback Nate Davis edged out Arizona's Drew Powell for the coveted 1st Team spot at the quarterback position.

Wide Receiver Ryan Balentine also takes home the 2nd team All-IFL honor for Tucson.

In all, 35 different players were selected to the 1st and 2nd All-IFL teams for the 2021 season. The voting was compiled from representatives from each IFL team to recognize the IFL's best players from the 2021 regular season.

The Arizona Rattlers and Massachusetts Pirates, the first and second-seeded teams in the 2021 IFL Playoffs, had the most players represented with nine players each on the All-IFL teams, followed by the Frisco Fighters and Duke City Gladiators which each had four players on the All-IFL teams.

Nine rookies earned All-IFL honors, including three on the 1st Team. Of the 36 All-IFL spots, 19 were occupied by players from first-year IFL teams. Additionally, one player - Sioux Falls Storm running back Nate Chavious - earned 1st Team All-IFL honors at two positions, running back and kick returner.

Second Team All-IFL

WIDE RECEIVER - RYAN BALENTINE, TUCSON SUGAR SKULLS

Balentine finished fourth in the league in total receptions with 54 and total yards with 658.

Ryan was also sixth in both yards-per-game at 48.9 and receptions-per-game at 3.9

The Killeen, Texas, native was named Offensive Player of the Week once this season.

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