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Philadelphia's James Romain Named Defensive Back of the Year

Thursday July 19, 2018

 Romain becomes the fourth Soul player to win the award

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul defensive back James Romain has been named 2018 AFL Defensive Back of the Year. This marks the third straight year a Soul defensive back has won the award.

Romain (5’11, 175, Delaware State) started in all 12 games for the Soul this season and ranked tied for first in passes defended (19) and second in interceptions (4). The eight-year veteran tallied 54.0 total tackles as a member of a Soul defensive squad that had the best red zone defense in the League allowing opponents to score only 78% of the time.

AFL DEFENSIVE BACK

OF THE YEAR

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

2018

James Romain

Philadelphia

2017

Dwayne Hollis

Philadelphia

2016

Tracy Belton

Philadelphia

2015

Jeremy Kellem

Arizona

2014

Marquis Floyd

Arizona

2013

Clevan Thomas

San Jose

2012

Kent Richardson

Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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