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Soul Release Dickerson

May 30, 2008 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I)
Philadelphia Soul News Release

PHILADELPHIA (Friday, May 30) - The Philadelphia Soul have released defensive lineman Mondre Dickerson.

After being signed to the active roster from the practice squad on Tuesday, May 20, Dickerson appeared in one game on Thursday, May 22 against the Kansas City Brigade. Dickerson recorded 1.5 tackles in his only appearance for the Soul, who lost the game 54-47.

He joined the Soul after being a member of the Columbus Destroyers, where he played three games in 2008. Dickerson accumulated five tackles, two and a half sacks as well as a pass defended. During his three-year AFL career, Dickerson has also been a member of the New York Dragons, Grand Rapids Rampage and the Tampa Bay Storm. Dickerson played two seasons at the University of Tennessee before coming to the AFL.

The Philadelphia Soul (10-3), YOUR Team...YOUnited, will resume play against the first-place Dallas Desperados (10-2) on June 7 at 8 p.m. The Soul won their first match-up of the season, 57-28 in Philadelphia, a game which both teams entered undefeated. Since that win the Soul are 1-3 and have fallen into second-place. This meeting will go a long way in deciding the eventual Eastern Division champion. The game can be heard live on 950 ESPN and at

The Soul are celebrating their fifth anniversary this season. The team has drawn an AFL-best 514,226 fans combined during the past four years. Following last season, the Soul were recognized with the Commissioner's Award as the Organization of the Year and were an honorable mention for the PRISM Award in the category of fan appreciation. Season tickets for the Soul's 2008 season are on sale now. For more information call (888) PHIL-AFL or log on to

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