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Top league performers earn All-af2 status

August 14, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) News Release

CHICAGO - The Florida Firecats landed a league-best six players on the All-af2 First and Second Teams, the league office announced today. Overall, players from 21 of the league's 23 teams were selected to either the American or National Conference All-af2 First and Second Teams as voted on by af2 head coaches and beat writers.

The Firecats' First Team selections were FB/LB CLENTON CROSSLEY, OLS RAYMOND JAMES and DS CORY BAILEY. QB CHRIS WALLACE, OS MAGIC BENTON and OL/DL COMONE FISHER earned Second Team honors.

The Louisville Fire and Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz each had five players named to the First and Second Teams. Yard Dawgz OS JARRAIL JACKSON was recognized twice. He earned First Team honors as an offensive specialist and a Second Team spot on special teams. The Central Valley Coyotes, Green Bay Blizzard and Spokane Shock were also well represented with four players named All-af2.

Oklahoma City WR/DB AL HUNT has been one of the league's most consistent all-around players since his career began in 2003. He has earned four straight All-af2 selections, the most of any current league athlete. He was named to the National Conference All-af2 Second Team in 2003 (Tulsa), 2005 and 2006, and garnered a First Team mention in 2004. Three-time All-af2 performers include Quad City WR/DB TIM DODGE and QB CRAIG STRICKLAND of Oklahoma City.

Florida veteran QB CHRIS WALLACE is an interesting first-time selection, finally gaining league recognition in his sixth af2 season. Wallace set team records this season for touchdown passes (100) and passing yards (3,918) to help guide the Firecats to a 13-3 regular season record and a No. 1 playoff seed in the American Conference. Florida, fresh off a 40-39 semifinal win against Manchester, plays host to the Green Bay Blizzard this Saturday, August 19 in the American Conference Championship. Also on Saturday, Spokane will host Arkansas for the National Conference Championship.

Following is the complete list of the 2006 American and National Conference All-af2 First and Second Teams:

AMERICAN CONFERENCE ALL-af2
Position First Team Second Team
QB Brett Dietz - Louisville Chris Wallace - Florida
OS Rob Mager - Louisville Magic Benton - Florida
WR/LB Dennis Fryzel - Louisville Jack Walker - Quad City
WR/DB Tim Dodge - Quad City Luke Leverson - Green Bay
FB/LB Clenton Crossley - Florida Peter Lazare - Green Bay
OL/DL Jamarr Ward - Albany Comone Fisher - Florida
OL/DL Joseph Crear - Memphis Brett Huyser - Green Bay
OLS Raymond James - Florida Will Rabatin - Louisville
DLS Ed Wangler - Macon Farouk Adelekan - Tenn. Valley
DS Cory Bailey - Florida William Haith - Manchester
DS Bobby Keyes - Birmingham David Crocker - Green Bay
K Vinny Cirrincione - Albany Dave Hendrix - Louisville
ST Jim Jones - W-B/Scranton Chris McKinney - South Georgia


NATIONAL CONFERENCE ALL-af2
Position First Team Second Team
QB Scott Rislov - Central Valley Craig Strickland - Oklahoma City
OS Jarrail Jackson - Oklahoma City Atnas Maeko - Stockton
WR/LB Charles Frederick - Spokane Eric Mahanke - Bakersfield
WR/DB LaMonte Jones - Central Valley Al Hunt - Oklahoma City
FB/LB Steve Watson - Arkansas Vai Notoa - Central Valley
OL/DL Jerry Turner - Bakersfield Jerome Stevens - Spokane
OL/DL Kert Turner - Amarillo Clay Harrell - Everett
OLS Ed Ta'amu - Spokane Dwane Tauiliili - Central Valley
DLS C.J. McLain - Arkansas Barrett Allen - Oklahoma City
DS Alex Wallace - Bakersfield Phillip Geiggar - Boss.-Shreveport
DS Rob Keefe - Spokane Terrell Mingo - Amarillo
K A.J. Haglund - Oklahoma City Brian Hazelwood - Boss.-Shreveport
ST Kenyatte Morgan - Stockton Jarrail Jackson - Oklahoma City


Remaining 2006 af2 Award Announcements:
Kicker of the Year - Tuesday, Aug. 15
International Player of the Year - Tuesday, Aug. 15
Lineman of the Year - Wednesday, Aug. 16
Rookie of the Year - Thursday, Aug. 17
Asst. Coach & Head Coach of the Year - Friday, Aug. 18
Defensive Player of the Year - Monday, Aug. 21
Offensive Player of the Year - Tuesday, Aug. 22
Ironman of the Year - Tuesday, Aug. 22

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