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Larry Brackins     

Born: November 5, 1982
Hometown: Dothan, AL
6' 4", 225
College: Pearl River CC (MS)
Other Pro Experience: NFL 

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Cleveland Gladiators fall in Arena Football opener to Tampa Bay Storm

Cleveland Gladiators Preparing For 'Best Year of Arena Football'
CBS Cleveland
When the Cleveland Gladiators open the 30th season of the Arena Football League next Saturday, April 8th, at Quicken Loans Arena, fans will see some of the best AFL players of the last few years donning the sword and shield on their helmets, thanks to some monster offseason acquisitions

Predators Kent Richardson faces former AFL team
Orlando Sentinel

Predators knock off Arizona Rattlers to remain undefeated
News 13 Orlando

Preds crush Rattlers to run arena-league record to 6-0
Orlando Sentinel

Rattlers rattled in Orlando; suffer first loss of season
Arizona Sports (registration) (blog)

Preds withstand comeback by KISS to stay undefeated
Orlando Sentinel

Preds score winning TD in final minute, beat Sharks to go to 3-0
Orlando Sentinel

Sharks lose home opener to Orlando
Florida Times-Union

Orlando Predators' wide receivers may be best in arena league
Orlando Sentinel
Arguably the deepest and most talented group of wide receivers in the Arena Football League has Orlando Predators coach Rob Keefe thinking about touchdowns. And food.

If you go: Orlando Predators vs. Portland Steel
Orlando Sentinel
Preds QB Randy Hippeard, who threw for seven touchdowns last week in a 76-25 victory against the Tampa Bay Storm, earned AFL offensive player-of-the-week honors.

Predators fall short following eventful season
Orlando Sentinel

Sharks maul Predators, advance to conference title game against Philly
Florida Times-Union
maul Predators, advance to conference title game against PhillyFlorida Times-UnionORLANDO | There were no letdowns, no emotion-swinging mistakes and no panicking for the Jacksonville Sharks after Orlando scored the first 13 points of the second half Saturday night. As a result, they didn't make an early exit from the playoffs.and more »

Early struggles doom Predators in playoff loss to Sharks
Orlando Sentinel
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As playoffs start, Predators burn to end ArenaBowl drought
Orlando Sentinel

Predators focus on victory in AFL playoffs
Orlando Sentinel
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Orlando Predators rout Tampa Bay Storm for 5th victory in row
Orlando Sentinel
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Division clinched, but Preds still pumped for War on I-4
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Predators earn arena-league playoff berth
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando Sentinel

Cleveland Gladiators drop fourth in row, 65-58 to Orlando Predators ...
cleveland.comCLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Gladiators lost their fourth game in a row Saturday evening, and now a playoff berth is in question. Three turnovers figured prominently in the 65-58 setback to the Orlando Predators at Quicken Loans Arena. The first ...

Orlando Predators wide receiver takes unusual route to AFL success
Orlando ... - Orlando Sentinel
Orlando SentinelJon Gruden was not interested in surfing channels last Saturday night, especially when a wide receiver he helped draft directly out of junior college 10 years ago was playing. Larry Brackins' NFL days are as distant as the end of a rainbow, but he ...

TD with 20 seconds left propels Preds past Storm
Orlando Sentinel
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Predators QB challenges arena-league record for accuracy
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Predators beat Cleveland Gladiators start to finish
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Family tie or not, Preds receivers thrive
Orlando Sentinel

Raudabaugh, Kauleinamoku connect for three TDs as Soul top Orlando

Preds endure 2nd consecutive OT loss, fall to Gladiators
Orlando Sentinel

KISS can't stop Hippeard, Predators
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Cleveland Gladiators advance to ArenaBowl XXVII, defeat Orlando Predators, 56-46
The Plain Dealer -
The Summer of Cleveland continues. Now comes ArenaBowl XXVII to the burgeoning docket of news and events on the North Coast after the Cleveland Gladiators on Sunday clinched a berth in the Arena Football League championship game Aug. 23 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Gladiators advance to Arena Bowl
19 Action News

Preds coach leads former teammates in pursuit of another title
Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Predators yield winning TD with 1 second left, fall to Power
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando drop Voodoo, 63-48
WFTV Orlando

Former FSU receiver sparks Preds past VooDoo 63-48
Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Soul make changes to roster
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
The Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul announce a couple of roster moves today. The team completed a trade of future considerations with the Orlando Predators by sending them wide receiver Larry Brackins (6’5, 221, Pearl River C.C.)

Predators Acquire WR Larry Brackins from Soul
Orlando Predators Press Release
The Orlando Predators announced today that the franchise has acquired veteran wide receiver Larry Brackins in a trade with the Philadelphia Soul. Today’s transaction completes a previous trade that sent the second overall claim order pick to Philadelphia last week.

Jaworski wants to talk about Soul hosting 2014 ArenaBowl
Ron Jaworski has a novel idea on how the Soul can win the 2014 ArenaBowl. Make it a home game.

Philadelphia Soul earn convincing win over San Jose Sabercats, 65-43

Rush lose on road for just 2nd time in 8 games
Chicago Tribune

Soul dominate Rush to earn fifth consecutive victory, 58-26

Soul clinch second straight division title with 66-57 win over the Gladiators

Cleveland Gladiators lose seventh straight game
The Morning Journal

Soul 66, Gladiators 57: Glads drop to 2-12 but are in playoff chase

Soul win three in a row with win 54-30 win over Barnstormers

Soul gets a home win, knocks off Preds
The Phanatic
The Philadelphia Soul won their first home game of the season by defeating the Orlando Predators, 61-51, in front of 9,094 fans at the Wells Fargo Center. The Soul got back to .500 on the season after defeating Doug Plank and the Orlando Predators for the second time this season.

Host Predators walloped by Philadelphia 61-33
Orlando Sentinel

Soul starting season with high expectations
Philadelphia Inquirer

Soul ready for practice; Add Brackins to mix
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, completed their player physicals to begin practicing at training camp. The Soul also announced the addition of team career record-holding wide receiver, Larry Brackins (6’4”, 220, Pearl River CC), to the training camp roster. Brackins, entering his sixth season, joins the Soul for third consecutive season and fifth season total.

Soul hope to give Rattlers another tough loss
The News Journal

Rattlers meet familiar face in ArenaBowl
FS Arizona

Soul crush Sharks to reach Arena Football League title game
Philadelphia Inquirer

Soul move on with victory over VooDoo
Cherry Hill Courier Post

Blaze drop final regular season game to Philadelphia

Utah Blaze: Soul emphatically end Blaze 6-game winning streak
Deseret News

Soul take on a 1-9 Orlando team
Philadelphia Inquirer

A winner as coach of the Soul, Munsey struggling in Orlando
Philadelphia Daily News

Soul welcome back DB Larry Brackins
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
The Philadelphia Soul announce the re-signing of ArenaBowl XXII Champion wide receiver Larry Brackins (6-4, 221, Pearl River C.C.) for the 2012 season. Brackins was a member of the Soul for three seasons (2007-08, 2011), and joins the list of returning Soul players to re-sign in Philadelphia.

Soul defeat Gladiators, 49-21
Philadelphia Inquirer

Soul rout Cleveland Gladiators, 49-21
Philadelphia Inquirer

Spokane downs stubborn Soul, 75-54
Philadelphia Inquirer

Soul escapes one hole, but falls into another in loss to Spokane ...
Philadelphia Daily News

Soul make changes to prepare for SaberCats
Philadelphia Inquirer

Couple of old Souls ready for AFL action
Philadelphia Daily News

Arena Football League: Power loses inaugural game
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Bringing Soul to NFL
Philadelphia Daily News
Brackins is coming off a stellar arena football season with the Soul and trying to make his way on to the Jets' roster. The odds against Brackins, a Tampa Bay 2005 fifth-round pick, are long. He wasn't signed by the Jets until Aug. 19 and he's one of 10 wide receivers on New York's roster.

Championship repeat falls just out of reach
San Jose Mercury News
Philadelphia held off a late SaberCats surge to claim a 59-56 victory Sunday in ArenaBowl XXII, denying San Jose's bid for a second consecutive championship before 17,244 fans at the New Orleans Arena.

Soul have Coast connections
Biloxi Sun Herald
Not only has Davis adjusted to the AFL, he's on the verge of helping the Soul win a world championship today against the San Jose Sabercats in the New Orleans Arena.

Philadelphia Soul seeking championship today
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Soul claimed a 58-57 victory after SaberCats kicker A.J. Haglund missed a 48-yard field goal as time ran out. The Soul, who trailed by 33-14 at intermission, went up for good on a two-point conversion run by Clifton Smith with 10 seconds to play.

Arena Football League gaining credibility
Today's ArenaBowl XXII won't garner Super Bowl TV ratings, but you can bet that a flock of NFL scouts will be watching when the Philadelphia Soul take on the San Jose SaberCats.

Soul Hold On To Win First ArenaBowl, 59-56
MyFox Philadelphia
Matt D'Orazio threw seven touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Philadelphia Soul to their first ArenaBowl victory, beating defending AFL champion San Jose 59-56 on Sunday.

Soul wins ArenaBowl
Philadelphia Inquirer
But in a game in which touchdowns come one after another and the points usually keep piling up, it was not that easy for the Soul. Before they could finally claim a 59-56 victory over the San Jose SaberCats, the Soul had to sweat it out after the defending champions erased all but three points of a 17-point deficit.

Brackins in Arena Bowl
Picayune Item
Larry Brackins won a national junior college football championship with Pearl River Community College four years ago.

Soul's Brackins yearns for NFL shot again
Philadelphia Inquirer
While most Arena Football League players are not fast enough, big enough or strong enough to make it in the NFL, such a career may not be out of the question for Soul wide receiver Larry Brackins.

Soul land in New Orleans, await ArenaBowl
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Philadelphia Soul touched down on Louisiana soil Wednesday night, marking their official arrival to the city of New Orleans and premier appearance at the ArenaBowl. As the players stepped down from the bus to enter the hotel lobby there was a definite sense of excitement and an overhanging sigh of relief.

Philly's heart and Soul
Egos are not so enormous in the Arena Football League, where the handful of high salaries are around the NFL minimum, but Morrisville native Chris Jackson could have brought a disruptive big head to Philadelphia if he had chosen.

Graveyard Showdown
Philadelphia is only a 5-year-old franchise but its public profile is greater than some of its more seasoned counterparts. For starters, the Soul has a rock star for an owner. No, really, a legitimate rock star — Jon Bon Jovi is a co-majority owner of the team.

Soul roll toward goal
Cherry Hill Courier Post
No one could blame Philadelphia Soul players, coaches and management for breaking into a joyful celebration last week when the team defeated Cleveland and earned its way into the ArenaBowl.

No typical day for Philadelphia Soul quarterback D'Orazio
Philadelphia Daily News
cal day for Philadelphia Soul quarterback D'OrazioPhiladelphia Daily News, PA - 36 minutes agoAttentive father, devout Christian and Arena Football League Player of the Year . . . hard to make a guy like that look bad. *

Rampage notes: Lineman's pick leads to TD
On the San Jose SaberCats' first play from scrimmage Saturday, San Jose quarterback Mark Grieb was intercepted by Grand Rapids Rampage defensive back Ahmad Hawkins.

Gladiators lose Soul
The Morning Journal
D'Orazio completed 17 of 25 passes for 184 yards. Larry Brackins and Brent Holmes each caught three touchdown passes.

SaberCats get chance to defend title
San Francisco Chronicle
Mark Grieb and the defending champion SaberCats are back in the Arena Bowl, and the Rampage's playoff run is over.

Soul reach ArenaBowl with rout of Cleveland
As the crowd of 13,389 celebrated, players hugged fans, laughed, and even drenched coach Bret Munsey with a cooler of Powerade to celebrate the biggest victory of the five-year-old franchise.

Soul punch ticket to ArenaBowl
Cherry Hill Courier Post
That championship fever is back in Philadelphia, and championship-starved local sports fans can thank the Philadelphia Soul defense for this latest revival.

Win sends Soul to ArenaBowl
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Soul (15-3), who set a postseason franchise record for points, will face defending champion San Jose in ArenaBowl XXII on July 27 in New Orleans. The SaberCats defeated the Grand Rapids Rampage, 81-55, Saturday for the American Conference title.

Soul trying to punch ticket to Arena Bowl
The Delaware County Times
Now, it's Cleveland that again has the chance to take the Soul down a peg after their latest noise-making win. This time, a defeat would also take the Soul off the board as the favorite to win the Arena Bowl and send them home after season that will have included nearly everything but a title.

Soul must control ball to reach final
Cherry Hill Courier Post
With their title hopes on the line, the Philadelphia Soul will meet a familiar -- and perhaps their most difficult -- opponent this afternoon in the Cleveland Gladiators.

ArenaBowl adds some Soul
The Phanatic
ArenaBowl XXII in New Orleans will have a nice dose of Soul this year. Backed by Matt D’Orazio’s eight touchdown passes and a solid effort by the Eddie Moten-led defense, Philadelphia handed the Cleveland Gladiators a 70-35 defeat in the National Conference Championship Game to earn its first-ever trip to the Arena Football League’s title game.

Soul is serious about enjoying playoff run
Philadelphia Daily News
"From Day 1, we knew on paper that we were a championship-caliber team," Soul wideout Chris Jackson said. "And as the season started to unfold, we realize that we had the talent not just on paper, but that we were the best team in Arena Football."

Soul ready for semis after 'lucky' AFL playoff survival
USA Today
The Cleveland Gladiators and Philadelphia Soul split a pair of games during the regular season. Their third matchup has championship ramifications.

Brackins looks for more magic in Arena Football League semifinals
Dothan Eagle
Two wins away from an Arena Football League championship, Larry Brackins has already experienced the most euphoric feeling in football.

QB D'Orazio Puts His Heart And Soul Into Team
Evening Bulletin
Spying wide receiver and Bristol native Chris Jackson sitting on some bleachers talking to a reporter, D'Orazio, who already had two other Philadelphia Soul teammates with him, wondered aloud if his favorite target had a way to get to the film session across town.

Elyria's D'Orazio poses big hurdle for Gladiators
The Plain Dealer -
If the Gladiators want to get to ArenaBowl XXII, they will have to go through Elyria native Matt D'Orazio.

Soul wins conference championship, advances in AFL playoffs
Philadelphia Daily News
But the 16,102 on hand can attest that the win was definitely by the hair of their chiy chin-chin. Soul quarterback Matt D'Orazio found wideout Larry Brackins on a 28-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the divisional playoff game against New York.

SaberCats advance to conference final
San Jose Mercury News
For the second straight year San Jose opened the playoffs by holding off the Colorado Crush, this time breaking open a close game in the fourth quarter to win 64-51 on Saturday at HP Pavilion.

Soul win thriller on final play
Brackins on the final play of the game to give the Soul a 49-48 victory over the New York Dragons in the Arena Football League playoffs Saturday night. ...

Dothan’s Brackins leads Philadelphia Soul into AFL playoffs
Dothan Eagle
Larry Brackins is on the Soul train — three stops away from an Arena Football League championship.

Soul beats Dragon on last-play TD
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
the final play of the game to give the Philadelphia Soul a 49-48 victory over the New York Dragons in the Arena Football League playoffs Saturday night. ...

Soul win, reach conference title game
Philadelphia Inquirer
On a play that began with 7.1 seconds remaining in the game, Soul quarterback Matt D'Orazio found wide receiver Larry Brackins on a crossing pattern, and the 6-foot-4, 221-pound second-year man barreled toward the end zone and just managed to reach across the goal line.

Soul offense should cause Dragons trouble
Cherry Hill Courier Post
So, are the New York Dragons just one-shot playoff wonders or this season's Cinderella among the Arena Football League's 2008 postseason entries?

Soul clinches division title, homefield advantage for AFL playoffs
Philadelphia Daily News
Fifteen minutes after the Soul had beaten New York, coach Bret Munsey emerged from the locker room soaking wet.

Win in finale would keep Soul at home for the Arena playoffs
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Soul are approaching the season finale against the New York Dragons at 3 p.m. today in the Nassau Coliseum as if this is a playoff game.

Soul snaps losing streak, moves into first in AFL Eastern Division
Philadelphia Daily News
A banged-up Soul team managed to get back to winning with a 51-43 victory over the Columbus Destroyers on Saturday night before 18,741 fans at the Wachovia Center.

Jackson shines as Soul rebound
Cherry Hill Courier Post
It was a big night for Soul wide receiver Chris Jackson, who advanced further up the Arena Football League career ladder for touchdown receptions and overall receptions, while helping his team break a two-game losing streak.

Soul search for return to winning ways
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Soul (9-2) will go into tonight's game against the Columbus Destroyers in the Wachovia Center needing a win to get back on track after losing two straight, including a 63-62 loss to Georgia on Monday.

Soul coughs up late lead in loss to Georgia
Philadelphia Daily News
No lead is safe in the Arena Football League, however. The Soul certainly found that out the hard way last night.

Loss doesn't change postseason goal for the Soul
Cherry Hill Courier Post
"You're always thinking in the back of your mind that maybe we can do it," Soul coach Bret Munsey said of his thoughts about a perfect season leading into the Cleveland game. "But at the same time, you realize it's a pretty tough thing to do."

Soul must leap mental barrier in order to stay undefeated
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Tonight, they will face a tough mental challenge. That's because -- with only four days to prepare -- the Soul (9-0) must play the Cleveland Gladiators (4-4) in Cleveland.

Soul sink Desperados in battle of unbeatens
Philadelphia Inquirer
Last night's game between the unbeaten Soul and Dallas Desperados was billed as a Broad Street Brawl.

Soul crushes Desperados in AFL battle of unbeatens
Philadelphia Daily News
It doesn't matter the time of year, if a professional football team comes to this town sporting a big, blue star on its helmets, you're gonna have some excitement.

Dallas gets demolished by Soul
Philadelphia Inquirer
Tonight's game between the unbeaten Soul and Dallas Desperados was billed as a Broad Street Brawl.

Arena Football Preview: Monday Night Match-Up of Unbeatens
Bleacher Report
Dorthy, this ain't Kansas anymore. It, is appropriately dubbed, the Broad Street Brawl. This isn't your normal mid-season clash of unbeatens, like the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts match-up always has potential to be.

With Graziani still injured, D'Orazio rallies undefeated Soul
Philadelphia Daily News
It was a game that was slated as the anticipated return of quarterback Tony Graziani. Instead, it ended up being the exclamation point to a month of outstanding play from backup Matt D'Orazio.

Soul stay undefeated with comeback win
Philadelphia Inquirer
Clifton Smith's two-point conversion with 10 seconds remaining Saturday night gave the undefeated Soul a 58-57 comeback win over the San Jose SaberCats in an Arena Football League game at the HP Pavilion.

Arena Football League: Winless Blaze keep sliding
Salt Lake Tribune
Blaze coach Danny White quickly diagnosed the play from the three-receiver formation. However, Utah middle linebacker Kelvin Morris wasn't so sure. His indecision led to a touchdown catch by an offensive lineman.

Soul not taking winless Blaze lightly
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The 5-0 Soul will take on the 0-5 Utah Blaze in a 7 p.m. Arena Football League game today at the Wachovia Spectrum, and the records indicate this shouldn't be a very tough game for the home team.

Soul wants to bring ArenaBowl to Wachovia Center
Philadelphia Daily News
The ownership group of the Soul has talked about bringing a championship to Philadelphia ever since the first padded wall went up at the Wachovia Center.

Soul beat Storm with offense and defense
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Soul's offense has propelled the team all season. That unit didn't falter yesterday against the Tampa Bay Storm, but the defense should be credited for the Soul's 59-51 Arena Football League win at the Wachovia Center.

Soul start life minus Graziani
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Soul figure to face their toughest test of the young Arena Football League season when they rely on backup quarterback Matt D'Orazio to lead the way in a road matchup against the Los Angeles Avengers at the Staples Center.

Breaking it down - 2008 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak,
With Week Three of the 2008 Arena Football League season in the books, here are some breakdowns of this past week’s AFL action based on interesting statistical and historical notes, weekly leaders and other things from each game.

What can Brown do for Soul? Ignite them
Philadelphia Inquirer
Soul coach Bret Munsey doesn't think most fans would recognize Mike Brown without football gear. On the field, that's a different story.

Defensive back Brown helps Soul get off to fast start
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Two games does not make a season, but there can be little denying the Soul have lived up to the expectations of the players and coaches.

Soul defeat the Rush
Philadelphia Inquirer
Instead of holding back, or getting called for holding again, the Soul responded with a second-half punch for a 60-49 victory against the Chicago Rush yesterday at the sold-out Allstate Arena to remain undefeated. No one slugged harder than cornerback Mike Brown, who picked off Rush quarterback Sherdrick Bonner on back-to-back third-quarter plays.

Soul score eight touchdowns in victory over Chicago Rush
Philadelphia Daily News
With Chicago defenders bearing down during the second quarter of yesterday's Arena Football League game against the Rush, the last thing Soul veteran Mike Brown was expecting was a 54-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Soul offense off to fast start
Cherry Hill Courier Post
To the casual observer, it seemed the Soul offense was pretty close to perfect last week. The unit scored on all 10 possessions and Mike Brown added a kickoff return for a score in a 77-56 rout of the Orlando Predators in the Soul's Arena Football League season opener.