1. AFL Training Camp: Words of Wisdom

    The Arena Football League’s 2008 training camp is coming to a close. Each player, rookies and veterans alike, has showcased his talents, hoping to convince the coaching staff he’s worthy of reaching the final roster...

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  2. Will The Arena Football League Cure My NFL Blues?

    As a fan of the NFL, when February comes around I am found scrambling to get up to speed with the NBA season already in progress...

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  3. Arizona Rattlers' Rookie Tolifili Hefakala Andre Liufau

    Born on August 13, 1984 in Waikiki, Hawaii, Tolifili Hefakala Andre Liufau is one of three children of Sosaia Liufau and Liuaka Taufa. The St...

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  4. One on One with Utah Blaze Fullback Alvertis Gatlin

    Former Harding University fullback Alvertis "Al" Gatlin was a standout FB in the AF2 this past season. Gatlin, who played for Rio Grande Dorados, had a career-high when he rushed for 32 yards, which was a team record...

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  5. Former Auburn Tiger Tony McClain: AFL Rookie with a Lot of Roar

    Former Auburn Tiger Tony McClain is ready to make splash on to the scene in the Arena Football League. A product of the Arena Football development league (AF2), Tony has cultivated the skills and professionalism to play at another level...

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  6. Farouk Adelekan: This Rookie Is A Contender

    Farouk Adelekan (6-2, 275, University of Houston), who recently completed his second AF2 season with Tennessee, was a major force on the Vipers’ defense...

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  7. AFL Rookies: Josh Richey Is on a Mission in 2008

    Northeastern State University alumni wide receiver Joshua “Josh” Richey was a thorn in the side of any defensive back playing in the AF2 last season. Josh grabbed 148 catches for 1968 yards and 44 touchdowns, averaging 122...

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  8. Inside The Lines with Rookie Elex Reed of the Cleveland Gladiators

    Elex Reed (6-5, 295, Mary Hardin-Baylor) earned several team and league honors/awards for the 2007 AF2 regular and postseason. Elex received the coveted 2007 AF2 Defensive Lineman Of The Year, and was a huge part of his team's success this season...

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  9. AFL Rookies to Watch: Maurice Fountain, Utah Blaze

    Gregory Maurice Fountain is the lone player from his Manchester Wolves team to be promoted to the AFL this season. The Clemson alumnus is an aggressive pass rusher who is said to be brutal on the quarterback...

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  10. Kansas City Brigade's James Robinson Never Stops Dreaming

    Former Butler College alumni wide receiver James Robinson’s road to the Arena Football League has been a journey...

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  11. Chad Ruffin: Mild-Mannered Punisher and Chicago Rush Rookie

    Nose Guard Chad Ruffin joined the Tulsa Talons for the 2006 season as a rookie from Southern Mississippi University. While attending Southern Miss., he was named one of the strongest players on the team...

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  12. Rookie Jamar Ransom Moves up to the AFL

    Oklahoma State University alum Jamar Ransom is a hard-hitting linebacker famous for punishing his opponents sideline to sideline...

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  13. Orlando Predators: Rookie Joe Johnson

    Orlando Predators rookie, center Joe Johnson stands at 6 feet 5 inches and weighs in at 320 pounds. He is an intimidating force to be reckoned with on the offensive line...

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  14. AFL Rookie Class 2008: FB/LB, Michael Shack

    University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, fullback/linebacker, Michael Shack (6’2"/295) is anxiously awaiting the day he reports to camp with the Grand Rapids Rampage Football Club of the Arena Football League...

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  15. 2008 AFL Rookie Class: Colorado Crush's Jeff Hughley

    Former Averett University Cougar wide receiver Jeff Hughley, who was the 2007 Arena Cup Championship MVP, spoke with me while driving to Colorado to join his Colorado Crush teammates in training camp...

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  16. Arena Football League's Rookie Class Of 2008

    The Arena Football League is set to begin its 2008 season with the commencement of training camp in ten days. The league has instituted a significant rule change, allowing the Jack linebacker ...

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  17. Patriots' Tom Brady: Welcome to Bootgate

    Breaking news! Tom Brady is really hurt and his coach is mum about his injury. Not so fast Coach Belichick, we have been down this road before. You can fool some people some of the time, but I am a skeptic all the time...

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  18. When the Golf Course Wins the Day: Played by the Blue Monster

    As a golfer I am not intimidated by tough courses, sand traps, or poor weather conditions. I was raised to be a tough competitor and have never backed down from a good challenge. Sometimes I actually go sniffing for one...

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  19. How Patience Prevailed For Eli Manning and the New York Giants

    At the beginning of the NFL season, when the New York Giants took the field, all eyes were on Eli Manning, wondering if this would be his breakout year...

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  20. So You Want To Play Professional FootBall

    If you should ask every college athlete who is getting ready to enter the draft if he had a childhood dream of playing professional football, his answer would be yes...

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