Dan Raudabaugh returns to Philadelphia
Monday November 17, 2014
Veteran QB Looks to Lead Team Through 2016
PHILADELPHIA (November 17, 2014) – The Philadelphia Soul have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with one of the Arena Football League’s top quarterbacks, Dan Raudabaugh (6’3, 220, Miami, OH). The Soul’s assignment of Raudabaugh by the League Office keeps the veteran signal caller in Philadelphia through the 2016 season.
“This is a quarterback-driven league, so it is extremely important to make sure you have a top quarterback locked in,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “Dan is a proven leader on and off the field. He has been familiar in our system for the past few seasons and continues to improve each year.”
Raudabaugh guided the Soul’s record-setting offense with an outstanding season that earned the team an American Conference Championship and ArenaBowl appearances in 2012 and 2013. He finished the 2014 regular season by completing 363-of-562 passes (64.6 percent) and establishing an impressive 4,328 total yards and touchdowns (85).
During his three seasons with the Soul, Raudabaugh has completed 1,115-of-1,675 (66.6 percent) of his passes for 13,475 yards and 292 touchdowns. He is the team’s all-time leader in each of those categories.
Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Raudabaugh began his AFL career with the Dallas Vigilantes (2010-11). In two seasons with the Vigilantes, Raudabaugh played in 20 games, including one playoff game, completing 391-of-557 (64.8 percent) passes, with 100 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He took over as the signal-caller duties in the final two games of the 2010 season and retained the job going into the 2011 season.
During his collegiate career (2005-09), the former RedHawk ranked No. 5 in all-time passing yards (5,352). He was No. 3 in all-time career completions (511) and also No. 3 in the school’s all-time pass attempts (916). Raudabaugh was the starting quarterback during each of his four letter-winning seasons, and was awarded the No. 1 spot on the depth chart as a red-shirt freshman.
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