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All-Arena Defensive Backs return

Monday January 30, 2017

 Romain and Hollis Added to the 2017 Roster

PHILADELPHIA – The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul today announced that DBs James Romain (5’11, 170, Delaware State) and Dwayne Hollis (5’10, 180, N.C. Wesleyan) have returned to the 2017 roster. This will be Romain’s fifth season with the Soul and Hollis’ third.

“James and Dwayne are two of the best defensive backs in the Arena Football League,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “Having them back gives us the talent and experience to continue to be one of the best defenses in the Arena Football League.”

In his four seasons with the Soul, Romain has tallied 259.5 total tackles, 84 pass break-ups and 23 interceptions for 298 yards and five touchdowns. He was also awarded First-Team All-Arena DB for his performance in the 2015 season. Hollis recorded 101 total tackles, 13 pass break-ups and nine interceptions for 156 yards and three touchdowns in his two seasons with the Soul. He was awarded Second-Team All-Arena DB last season.


The 2016 World Champion Philadelphia Soul are entering their 12th season in the Arena Football League. In the first 11 seasons, the Soul have won four Division Championships, four Conference Championships and two World Championships. 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 2017 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 Follow the Soul on Facebook at and Twitter at