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Soul acquire Klein from Utah Blaze for Tim Seder

September 28, 2005 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Philadelphia Soul News Release

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Soul has announced today they have traded kicker Tim Seder to the Utah Blaze in exchange for OL/DL Donny Klein. The Blaze acquired Klein from the Colorado Crush in Monday's Expansion Draft.

Klein, (6-1, 296) will be entering his third year in the Arena Football league. He joined the Crush in 2003 and started seven games during his rookie season. The former Temple standout started at both center and guard for Colorado.

A solid addition to the Soul, Klein has experience at each offensive line position. Klein was a key component of the Crush's ArenaBowl Championship team last season. In 14 games, Klein totaled 2.5 tackles including one for a loss and one sack.

Prior to his AFL career, Klein was a four-year letterman at Temple University where he earned offensive lineman of the year honors following his senior season. The Manasquan, NJ native started in 43 of 45 games in his four years with the Owls.

"We are very excited to have a player of Donny's caliber," Soul Head Coach Bret Munsey said. "When you can acquire a player with championship experience, it enhances the winning attitude of the team. Anytime a local player with as much talent as Donny becomes available, you have to jump at the opportunity to nab him."

Seder was successful on 6 out of 16 field goal attempts with a long of 25 yards last season. He also made 64 out of 71extra points for a total of 82 points on the season.

The Soul are holding an open tryout at Temple University's Geasey Field this Saturday, October 1. Soul Head Coach Bret Munsey guaranteed that at least one player will be awarded a training camp contract, which includes a $500 signing bonus. Visit www.philadelphiasoul.com for more information.

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