Soul exercise option on 6 rookies
Tuesday October 13, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2015) – The Philadelphia Soul have exercised its option to retain the following rookies: WR Lonnie Outlaw, WR Xavier Boyce, DL Jake Metz, DB Dwayne Hollis, DL James Frazier and Kicker of the Year Tommy Frevert. These six in addition to QB Dan Raudabaugh, WR Ryan McDaniel and DB Kent Richardson are the base of the 2016 Soul roster heading into the off season.
“With three all-arena guys already in place and adding these six guys who showed great promise in their first season, we believe we are on our way to playing championship football once again this upcoming season,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel.
K Tommy Frevert (6’0, 200, NW Missouri State) won the AFL Kicker of the Year award in just his first year in the AFL. Tommy made 89.9% of his extra points and had a knack for successful executing onsides kicks for the Soul.
WR Lonnie Outlaw (6’6, 220, Miles) added a red zone presence for the Soul in 2015 and will look to add to his 17 receptions, 235 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns in 2016.
WR Xavier Boyce (6’4, 220, Norfolk State) like Lonnie Outlaw, Xavier provides a big body in the red zone for the Soul. Boyce registered 15 receptions for 177 yards and 6 touchdowns for the Soul in 2015.
DB/KR Dwayne Hollis (5’10, 180, NC Wesleyan) registered 38 tackles and 5 pass breakups when asked to step into the Soul secondary. Dwayne has a bright future at DB in the Arena Football League.
DL Jake Metz (6’7, 255, Shippensburg) is a physical specimen with the ability to play multiple positions for the Soul. He lined up at both defensive end and jack linebacker in 2015, and the Soul have high hopes Jake will mature into a dominating player in the league.
DL James Frazier (6’4, 280) did not play a snap for the Soul in 2015 but the Soul coaches believe he has the skillset to be a productive player in the league and look forward to him getting an opportunity in 2016.
Every year, the Soul have one goal – to win a World Championship. Finding talent is key to the success of any sports team and the Soul believe all six rookies last year have the ability to become productive if not all-arena caliber players that will help the Soul bring Philly its second World Championship.
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA SOUL
The Philadelphia Soul are entering their 11th season in the Arena Football League. The winningest professional sports team in the City since 2004, the Soul have won 1 World Championship, 3 Conference Championships and 4 Division Titles in just 10 seasons. Season and Group tickets for the Soul’s upcoming 2016 season are on sale now. For 2016 season tickets, contact the Soul sales department at (215) 253-4900 ext. 3, or request contact from a representative by filling out the form on www.philadelphiasoul.com. Follow the Soul on Facebook at facebook.com/soul and Twitter at twitter.com/soulfootball.
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