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Top league performers earn All-af2 status

Monday August 13, 2007

CHICAGO – The Arkansas Twisters, Florida Firecats, Stockton Lightning and Tulsa Talons each landed a league-best six players on the All-af2 First and Second Teams, the league office announced today. Overall, players from 24 of the league’s 30 teams were selected to either the American or National Conference All-af2 First and Second Teams as voted on by af2 head coaches and media.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers had the second most selections overall but the largest number of First Team members with five. QB RYAN VENA, C BEAU ELLIOTT, OL ZACK LOVE, DB CHRIS ROYAL and K DAVID DAVIS were all major players in 2007 for the Pioneers that helped lead the team to a 14-2 regular season record.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has carried over its success into the postseason as well. The Pioneers host Green Bay this Saturday, Aug. 18 in the American Conference Championship. Also on Saturday, Tulsa hosts Bossier-Shreveport in the National Conference Championship.

The Battle Wings, Louisville Fire and Spokane Shock were also well represented with four players named All-af2.

Oklahoma City WR/DB AL HUNT has been one of the league’s most consistent all-around players since his career began in 2003. He has earned five straight All-af2 selections, the most of any current league athlete. He earned First Team accolades this season and in 2004 while earning All-af2 Second Team recognition in 2003 (Tulsa), 2005 and 2006.

Several first-year teams also had a number of players who were named All-af2, including Cincinnati, Corpus Christi, Mahoning Valley, Texas and Tri-Cities. The Fever had the best representation overall with three players being named All-league. QB BRIAN BAKER, WR J.R. THOMAS and DB JAMIE HATTLEY were named to the American Conference All-af2 Second Team.

Following is the complete list of the 2007 American and National Conference All-af2 First and Second Teams:

AMERICAN CONFERENCE ALL-af2

Position

First Team

Second Team

QB

Ryan Vena – W-B/Scranton

Brian Baker – Tri-Cities

FB

Tim Murphy – Mahoning Valley

Demetrius Forney – Louisville

WR

Josh Richey – Everett

Tiger Jones – Louisville

WR

Antwone Savage – Spokane

J.R. Thomas – Tri-Cities

WR

Bakari Brown – Albany

Sale’ Key – Stockton

C

Beau Elliott – W-B/Scranton

Rico Ochoa – Spokane

OL

Chris Jahnke – Quad City

Anthony Bolden – Stockton

OL

Zack Love – W-B/Scranton

Jimmy Williams – Manchester

DL

Durrand Roundtree – Albany

Jermaine Petty – Quad City

DL

Ben McCombs – Bakersfield

Eddie Yauch – Louisville

DL

Maurice Fountain – Manchester

Devin Parks – Spokane

MLB

Kamau Jackson – Cincinnati

Jason Hunt – Stockton

JLB

Lawrence Matthews – Louisville

Carl Walker – Stockton

DB

Nathan Munson – Bakersfield

Maurice Taylor – Mahoning Valley

DB

Chris Royal – W-B/Scranton

Ronnie Amadi – Green Bay

DB

Rob KeefeSpokane

Jamie Hattley – Tri-Cities

K

David Davis – W-B/Scranton

Alex Walls – Stockton

ST

Kenyatte Morgan – Stockton

Aleric Clark – Central Valley

 

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ALL-af2

Position

First Team

Second Team

QB

D. Bryant – South Georgia

Chris Wallace – Florida

FB

Jason Schule – Bossier-Shreveport

Terrance Freeney – Arkansas

WR

Chavis McCollister – South Georgia

George Williams – Rio Grande Valley 

WR

Magic BentonFlorida

Jon Schoonover – Arkansas

WR

Al Hunt – Oklahoma City

Jeff Hughley – Tulsa

C

Gene Frederic – Oklahoma City

Kert Turner – Bossier-Shreveport

OL

Joe Johnson – Tulsa

Comone Fisher – Florida

OL

Barry Giles – Oklahoma City

Raymond James – Florida

DL

Elex Reed – Bossier-Shreveport

C.J. McLain – Tulsa

DL

Quinton Staton – Rio Grande Valley

Ed Wangler – South Georgia

DL

Estus Hood – Corpus Christi

Keith Drayton – Florida

MLB

Keenan WashingtonRio Grande Valley

Reggie Cooley – Arkansas

JLB

Zac Jones – Tulsa

Kevin Williams – Arkansas

DB

Levy Brown – Florida

Jason Simpson – Arkansas

DB

Pierre Thomas – Arkansas

Andre Goines – Rio Grande Valley

DB

Delenell Reid – Tulsa

Jermaine Hope – Tulsa

K

Nick Gatto – Texas

Brian Hazelwood – Bossier-Shreveport

ST

Ivory McCann – Corpus Christi

Travis Blanchard – Tennessee Valley