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Philadelphia's Tribue Named Offensive Lineman of the Year

Friday August 18, 2017

 Offensive line helps Soul to best scoring offense in the league, standout Tribue a key member

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul lineman Wayne Tribue has been named 2017 AFL Offensive Lineman of the Year. This marks the second-time in three years that a member of the Soul offensive line has won the award.

Tribue (6’3”, 330, Temple) started in all 14 games for the Soul in 2017 and was a key member of an offensive line that allowed a league-low seven sacks in 389 passing attempts (1.8%). Behind that line, the Soul led the league in scoring offense (58.4 points per game) and finished second with 24 rushing touchdowns.

 

AFL OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
 
YEAR
 
PLAYER
 
TEAM
 
2017
 
Wayne Tribue
 
Philadelphia
 
2016
 
Jordan Mudge
 
Arizona
 
2015
 
Shannon Breen
 
Philadelphia
 
2014
 
Rich Ranglin
 
San Jose
 
2013
 
Billy Eisenhardt
 
Arizona
 
2012
 
Kyle Young
 
Arizona
 
2011
 
Rich Ranglin
 
Kansas City
 

 

 

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