Over 300 attend successful Soul tryout
Saturday January 30, 2016
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Soul concluded another impressive open tryout, drawing over 300 prospective players to the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia on Saturday.
“This was a tremendous turnout,” said Soul Head Coach, Clint Dolezel. “Not only did we draw a huge number but we were very pleased with the level of talent. I'm looking forward to discussing where some of the more talented players today could fit on our team.”
The day was also highlighted by those who attended to watch the tryout: current Soul owner and former Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback, Ron Jaworski, Soul owner and current New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver Marques Colston, Eagles’ new head coach, Doug Pederson, as well as the current Soul coaching staff and current players on the 2016 Soul roster.
Every season, the Soul have found players that have been invited to training camp. There are five players on the current roster that were discovered at opens tryouts. The most notable over the years: WRs Ryan McDaniel and Harvey Binford, 2015 Kicker of the Year, Tommy Frevert, Millersville’s Sean Scott and Penn State’s Jerome Hayes. In the 2015 season, McDaniel recorded a career high 114 catches for 1,277 yards and 29 touchdowns. Binford, in his rookie season with the team last year, caught 34 passes for 412 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Soul players report for training camp on March11, and the 2016 season kicks off on April 1st vs Division rivals Cleveland Gladiators in Cleveland.
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA SOUL
The 2015 Eastern Division Champion Philadelphia Soul are entering their 11th Season. In ten seasons of play, the Soul have won four Division Championships, three Conference Championships and a World Championship. Since the inaugural season in 2004, the Soul are the winningest professional sports team in Philadelphia. Season memberships and Group tickets for the Soul’s upcoming 2016 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Soul sales department at (215) 253-4900 ext. 3, or request contact from a Soul 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.
Photo: Soul owners, Ron Jaworski, Marques Colston, Pete Ciarrocchi; Soul Head Coach Clint Dolezel; GM Phil Bogle; COO John Adams and Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson