Wolves defensive specialist Rob Carey named ADT Defensive Player of the Week
MANCHESTER, N.H. (July 20, 2004) - The arenafootball2 league office announced today that Manchester Wolves rookie defensive specialist Rob Carey has been named the ADT Defensive Player of the Week for Week 16 of the 2004 season.
Carey earned his first career league award for his efforts in Friday night's 47-33 home loss against the Cape Fear Wildcats. Despite the outcome, the 5-10, 175-pound rookie from Lock Haven (PA) University had an impressive outing for the Wolves on defense, recording two interceptions and 10.5 tackles, seven of which were solo stops. Both of Carey's interceptions also led to Manchester touchdowns.
Carey has adapted well to the arena game since coming to the team midway through the season. Although he's played in just six games since being assigned on June 2, Carey ranks second on the squad in tackles (46.5) and third in interceptions (3) and pass breakups (8).
"We're proud of him (Rob)," Wolves Head Coach Ron Hill said. "He's been working hard since coming here in June and it's nice to see him receive some notice. Rob's a good young player who will only get better with more game experience."
As a collegian, Carey was a four-year starter for Lock Haven at defensive back, recording 278 career tackles, 11 interceptions and 30 pass breakups. The North Braddock, PA native was a four-time member of the All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) West First Team as a defensive back. He was also a three-time All-PSAC West honoree as a return specialist.
Carey and the Wolves travel to Albany, NY this Friday to tackle the Albany Conquest in a Northeast Division battle. Manchester (5-9) has defeated Albany (5-9) twice this season in their two previous meetings.
Wolves Inaugural Season Home Finale - Friday, July 30 vs. W-B/Scranton - "Fan Appreciation Night"
Fans, don't miss the Wolves for their final home game of the 2004 season on Friday, July 30 against the W-B/Scranton Pioneers at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Kick-off for this event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and the first 1,000 fans through the doors will receive a FREE mini-football, courtesy of The Workout Club & Wellness Center, Rock 101 FM and WGIR AM 610. To get in the game, purchase your tickets today at the Verizon Wireless Arena box office or through Ticketmaster at 603-868-7300, at Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Adult seats start as low as $14 in the upper bowl while youth (12-and-under) and senior (65-and-over) tickets start at just $9.50. For more information on the Wolves, fans can contact the team at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at www.manchesterwolves.com.
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