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7 Soul Players Named to AFL All-Arena Teams for 2019 Season


By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

On Thursday, seven players from the Philadelphia Soul were named to the Arena Football League’s 2019 All-Arena teams β€” including three first-team and four second-team selections: DB James Romain (1), OL Neal Tivis (1), WR Darius Prince (1), FB Adrian Ferns (2), C PK Manley (2), DE Sean Daniels (2), and DB Dwayne Hollis (2).

First-Team All-Arena

#25 DB James Romain


The reigning AFL Defensive Back of the Year, Romain led the Soul in pass break-ups (12) and the league in interceptions (8), helping him earn first-team honors for the fourth time over the last five seasons. Of Romain's eight interceptions, three were returned for touchdowns.

#77 OL Neal Tivis


Tivis started every game as part of Soul offensive line that allowed only four sacks this season. This is Tivis' first-career first-team nod.

#6 WR Darius Prince


Prince ranked third in the league in receiving touchdowns (21), trailing only fellow first-team selections Quentin Sims and Malachi Jones. He earned first-team honors for a second straight season.


Second-Team All-Arena

#33 FB Adrian Ferns


Ferns, a first-time honoree, led all fullbacks with 12 rushing touchdowns, while ranking second in yards.

#44 C PK Manley


Manley, playing alongside Tivis on the Soul offensive line, earns his second straight second-team nod.

#55 DE Sean Daniels


Daniels ranked second among Soul defensive players with three sacks. One of the three was of Albany Empire QB Tommy Grady β€” the only time the ArenaBowl-bound thrower was sacked this season.

#22 DB Dwayne Hollis


Hollis' five interceptions ranked tied for third-best in the league.

Schedule of Remaining AFL Awards


All award recipients announced through Friday, August 9, will be honored at the AFL Award Ceremony on Saturday, August 10 β€” one day before the ArenaBowl that is likely to feature the Soul against the league-best Empire in Albany, New York.

The Soul will play next this Sunday in the second leg of their home-and-home playoff series opposite the Washington Valor; it will be their last game at the Wells Fargo Center this season. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Photos by Mike Kruce

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