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Ryan Dennard Named To All-Ironman Team

June 29, 2007 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Utah Blaze News Release

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Blaze WR/LB RYAN DENNARD (6-3, 227, ASU) was named to the Arena Football League All-Ironman Team today. Dennard, who is currently in his third AFL season, was one of 14 selections named.

The term "Ironman" is the epitome of the AFL. An "All-Ironman" selection recognizes the players who excel in all facets of the game - offense, defense and special teams. Players named to this team are recognized as the best "two-way" performers at their respective positions and are candidates for the League's most prestigious award - The U.S. Army Ironman of the Year - which will be announced on Thursday, July 12.

Dennard recorded 30.0 total tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss. The former Sun Devil was named the AFL Ironman of the Week for first two weeks of the season in the Blaze's victories over New Orleans and division rival, Arizona. On the offensive side of the ball, Dennard tallied 35 receptions for 449 yards and 14 touchdowns.

DENNARD'S 2007 STATISTICS

SOLO ASSISTED TOTAL TACKLES TFL INT FORCED FUMBLES PASS BREAKUPS

19 22 30.0 2.0 4 1 3

REC YARDS AVG TD AVG/GAME

35 449 12.8 14 34.5

Viewed as one of the Blaze most versatile players, Dennard has the ability to play receiver, jack linebacker, defensive back and special teams.

With the Dallas Desperados' 77-58 victory over the Colorado Crush on last Monday night, the Utah Blaze (8-8) will travel to play the Los Angeles Avengers (9-7) in the first round of the 2007 Arena Football League Playoffs on Monday, July 2. Kickoff at STAPLES Center is set for 8 p.m. (MT) and will be televised live on ESPN2 and heard on 1280 The Zone.

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

ABOUT THE BLAZE

The Utah Blaze were winners of the 2006 Commissioner's Award, given to the Arena Football League's Organization of the Year, and the Best Support Staff Award. 2008 Season Tickets are now available by logging onto www.utahblaze.com or by calling (801) 257-3111. The Blaze are owned and operated by the Ken Garff Automotive Group - www.kengarff.com.

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