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Gabriel 'Gabe' Nyenhuis     

Born: June 26, 1981
Hometown: Saint Charles, IL
6' 3", 265
College: Colorado

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San Jose wakes from long catnap
Andy Lopusnak,
Friday's 2011 opener will be the first Arena Football League game for the San Jose SaberCats in 958 days. It was more than two and half years ago that the three-time ArenaBowl champs fell three points shy of hoisting the Foster Trophy for a fourth time.

Tulsa's Nyenhuis named Russell Lineman of the Year
AFL Press Release
Tulsa defensive end Gabe Nyenhuis has been named the Arena Football League’s Lineman of the Year, the league office announced today.

Breaking it Down - 2010 AFL Award Ballot
Andy Lopusnak,
The AFL sent out media ballots for the end of the season awards and All-Arena teams Sunday afternoon. After filling mine out, I wanted to share it with you and give you reasons why I feel each recipient should be named that specific award. In addition, I've included by All-Arena First and Second Teams. This is my ballot that I'm sending to the league after I post it here first.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 16
Andy Lopusnak,
Seven of the eight playoff teams have been decided as well as two division titles. Three total teams clinched playoff berths, while two were eliminated. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay swapped places despite losing AFL all-time leading passer Aaron Garcia and Spokane's road until ArenaBowl XXIII will be at home. This and my top offensive player of the year await you in the Week 16 edition of Breaking it Down.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Two
Andy Lopusnak,
The second week of AFL action featured just as many games as teams on that had bye weeks – just five games and five byes. It’s also the largest number of byes in AFL history and the lowest number of total AFL games in a single week since 1994 when there were 11 teams. Let’s take a look back at the short, but pretty eventful five-game Week Two.

Soul players tackling other interests with AFL idle
Philadelphia Daily News

Breaking it Down - ArenaBowl XXII edition
Andy Lopusnak,
In the season finale of Breaking it Down, the world’s longest named championship, the Virgin Mobile ArenaBowl XXII New Orleans, will be broken down statistically and historically like no where else but right here on

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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."

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.

Whoah-oh! Bon Jovi's Soul halfway to AFL title
Philadelphia Inquirer
Without plucking a guitar or writing infectious lyrics for a generation of fans to memorize, Jon Bon Jovi has scored himself another No. 1 hit.

Soul 'D' makes difference
Cherry Hill Courier Post
There's a perception that the better offensive team is the one that usually wins an Arena Football League game, and in some cases that may be true.

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.

Unbeaten Soul praise unsung defense
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Soul have scored more than 60 points in each of their four games this season, and that makes it easy to downplay the defense's role in the team's 4-0 start.

Jackson has huge game for the Soul
Los Angeles Times
It's not as if the Avengers didn't know what Chris Jackson could do to an opponent. Jackson played for the Avengers for five seasons and caught 157 touchdown passes.

D'Orazio out to sustain Soul's momentum
Philadelphia Inquirer
Tony Graziani was supposed to be firing touchdown passes to Chris Jackson in Los Angeles tonight for the first time since the heralded twosome left the Avengers after the 2004 season.

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.

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.