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August 17, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) News Release

CHICAGO - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers, who have secured home field advantage throughout the 2004 ArenaCup playoffs, and the South Division Champion Florida Firecats each had a league-high five players named to the 2004 All-af2 First and Second Teams, as 20 of the league's 25 teams received representation on either the American or National Conference All-af2 First and Second Teams as voted on by the league's head coaches.

QB TIM HICKS and OL/DL UFUOMA PELA earned first-team mentions for the Pioneers, while OS J.R. THOMAS, WR/LB LEROY MCFADDEN and OL/DL NATE BANDY took second-team honors. The Firecats led the American Conference with three first-team selections. They were: WR/LB CAINON LAMB, FB/LB STEVE GORRIE and DS QUINCY SORRELL. The Columbus Wardogs and Memphis Xplorers were the only other American Conference teams to receive multiple first-team selections. Memphis had ST KEVIN PRENTISS and OL/DL JOE CREAR. Columbus had DS TERRELL SUTTON and WR/DB ADRIAN COCKFIELD.

In the National Conference, all four of the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz named to the All-af2 team were first-team selections: They were: QB CRAIG STRICKLAND, WR/LB AL HUNT, OL/DL JAMES LANDERS and K PETER MARTINEZ. The Rio Grande Valley Dorados was the only other National Conference team to receive multiple first-team selections with OL/DL SPENCER CONLEY and DS EDDIE MOTEN.

Following is the complete list of the 2004 American and National Conference All-af2 First and Second Teams:

AMERICAN CONFERENCE ALL-af2
Position First Team Second Team
QB Tim Hicks - W-B/Scranton Mike Gluski - Cape Fear
OS Matt Burstein - Cape Fear J.R. Thomas - W-B/Scranton*
WR/LB Cainon Lamb - Florida Leroy McFadden - W-B/Scranton
WR/DB Adrian Cockfield - Columbus Anthony Jordan - Birmingham
FB/LB Steve Gorrie - Florida Chris Morant - Florida
OL/DL Joe Crear - Memphis Marlon Bush - Birmingham
OL/DL Ufuoma Pela - W-B/Scranton Nate Bandy - W-B/Scranton
OL/DL Joe Minucci - Tennessee Valley* David Barnard - Columbus
DS Quincy Sorrell - Florida Roy Stabler - Florida
DS Terrell Sutton - Columbus Dahnel Singfield - Memphis
K Rhett Gallego - Birmingham Jason Ball - Bossier-Shreveport
ST Kevin Prentiss - Memphis Jamaal Garman - Macon

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ALL-af2
Position First Team Second Team
QB Craig Strickland - Oklahoma City Bob Bees - Tulsa
OS Kenyatte Morgan - Central Valley Randall Lane – Green Bay
WR/LB Al Hunt - Oklahoma City Eric Mahanke - Bakersfield
WR/DB Tim Dodge - Quad City Dwight Carter - San Diego
FB/LB Casey Urlacher - Peoria Corky Martin - Tulsa
OL/DL James Landers - Oklahoma City Ahmad Bhatti - Bakersfield
OL/DL Spencer Conley - Rio Grande Valley Ronnie Washburn - Green Bay
OL/DL Kevin Carroll - Bakersfield Brad Greetis - San Diego
DS Eddie Moten - Rio Grande Valley* Frank West - Peoria
DS Traco Rachel - Laredo* Matt Forbes - Quad City
K Peter Martinez - Oklahoma City Kimo Naehu - Hawaii
ST Anthony Arceneaux - Hawaii Jeff Hewitt - Quad City

* Denotes Rookie

The 2004 ArenaCup playoffs continue this weekend as the Peoria Pirates take
on the Tulsa Talons in the National Conference Championship game on Saturday
night at 8:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Convention Center. On Sunday the
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers host the Florida Firecats in the American
Conference Championship game at 6:00 p.m. ET at Wachovia Arena.

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