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Wranglers' Dane Krager named to All-Ironman team

May 18, 2006 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Austin Wranglers News Release

AUSTIN-The Arena Football League announced today that Wranglers fullback/linebacker Dane Krager was named to the All-Ironman team.

Krager (6-2, 244, Angelo State), a local product from Leander, anchored a highly talented fullback/linebacker position area for the Wranglers. A third-year player, Krager led the Arena Football League in rushing with 197 yards, finishing 19 yards ahead of the next closest player and 29 yards ahead of the closest fullback/linebacker. Defensively, Krager added 2.0 sacks on the season to accompany 27.0 tackles and two fumble recoveries.

"We are proud of Dane's accomplishments and we are privileged to have watched him develop over the past three seasons," said Wranglers Head Coach Skip Foster. "Dane has been a huge part of our foundation as an organization and he is a first class player on and off the field who has the ability to have a long and successful AFL career."

Krager, who had an all-arena type season, set new team and career marks in rushing attempts (59), yards (197) and touchdowns (12) this year. He had two, three touchdown performances in week two at Arizona and week 16 at Orlando. As a team, the Wranglers finished third all-time with 43 rushing touchdowns this season. His sack total for 2006 is also a new career-high and ranked second on the team.

Following is the complete list of the 2006 All-Ironman Team:

2006 ALL-IRONMAN TEAM

POSITION PLAYER, TEAM

Fullback/Linebacker Frank Carter, Nashville

Fullback/Linebacker Dane Krager, Austin

Fullback/Linebacker Duke Pettijohn, Dallas

Offensive/Defensive Lineman Hugh Hunter, Colorado

Offensive/Defensive Lineman Kyle Moore-Brown, Colorado

Offensive/Defensive Lineman Hans Olsen, Utah

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Mike Brown, Philadelphia

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Randy Gatewood, Arizona

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Timon Marshall, Grand Rapids

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Will Pettis, Dallas

Wide Receiver/Linebacker DeJuan Alfonzo, Chicago

Wide Receiver/Linebacker Mike Horacek, New York

Wide Receiver/Linebacker Derek Lee, Georgia

Wide Receiver/Linebacker Willis Marshall, Colorado

Remaining 2006 AFL Award Announcements:

Monday, May 22 - Kicker of the Year

Tuesday, May 23 - Lineman of the Year

Wednesday, May 24 - Rookie of the Year

Thursday, May 25 - Coach of the Year

Tuesday, May 30 - ADT Defensive Player of the Year Wednesday, May 31 - Offensive Player of the Year Thursday, June 1 - U.S. Army Ironman of the Year Wednesday, June 7 - Al Lucas Hero Award Winner

The Austin Wranglers (10-6) host the Philadelphia Soul (9-7) in a playoff game presented by AT&T on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center. Wranglers playoff tickets are available by calling 512.339.3939 or at the Wranglers Box Office (2209 W. Braker Lane), Texas Box Office and all H.E.B ticketing locations.

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