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Albany's Terence Moore Named Defensive Player of the Year

Friday July 27, 2018

 Moore becomes second-straight linebacker to win the award

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empire linebacker Terence Moore has been named 2018 Defensive Player of the Year. Moore becomes the second player to win this award in his team’s first season in the AFL (Gabe Nyenhuis, Tulsa).

Moore (6’2, 225, Troy) recorded 68.5 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for-a-loss, 1.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and six interceptions during the Empire’s regular season. The seven-year veteran led the League in interceptions and tied for second in total tackles.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

2018

Terence Moore

Albany

2017

Beau Bell

Philadelphia

2016

Tracy Belton

Philadelphia

2015

Joe Sykes

Jacksonville

2014

Jason Stewart

San Jose

2013

Clevan Thomas

San Jose

2012

Joe Sykes

San Jose

2011

Vic Hall

Chicago

2010

Gabe Nyenhuis

Tulsa

2008

Dennison Robinson

Chicago

2007

Greg White

Orlando

2006

Jerald Brown

Columbus

2005

Silas Demary

Los Angeles

2004

Kenny McEntyre

Orlando

2003

Clevan Thomas

San Jose

2002

Clevan Thomas

San Jose

2001

Kenny McEntyre

Orlando

2000

Kenny McEntyre

Orlando

1999

James Baron

Nashville

1998

Johnnie Harris

Tampa Bay

1997

Tracey Perkins

Tampa Bay

1996

David McLeod

Albany

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