Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arena Football League (AFL) has just announced the All-Arena Defensive team. The defending World Champion Arizona Rattlers (15-4) had three players that made the team. Jeremy Kellem and Tyre Glasper both earned 1st team honors, while Mike McAdoo earned 2nd team honors.
JEREMY KELLEM – Defensive back Jeremy Kellem led the AFL in both interceptions (14) and passes defended per game (2.67). Kellem also led the team in tackles (95.5) and fumble recoveries (4).
TYRE GLASPER – Linebacker Tyre Glasper has taken his game to a whole new level in 2015. He became the Rattlers’ season sack leader with 11.5 sacks. He also had two blocked kicks, two safeties, and an interception.
MIKE McADOO – Defensive end Mike McAdoo came in as a rookie, and not only earned a starting role, but had one of the most successful rookie campaigns a defensive end has had in Rattlers’ history. McAdoo has the second most sacks in a season (behind Glasper’s 2015 season) with 11 total. He also had 36 tackles two forced fumbles and a blocked kick (a PAT block which he returned for a two points).
Here is the entire All-Arena Defensive Team:
|First Team All-Arena Defense||Second Team All-Arena Defense|
|DE Joe Sykes, Jacksonville
DE James Ruffin, Spokane
NG Jason Stewart, San Jose
MLB Tyre Glasper, Arizona
JLB Alvin Ray Jackson, Jacksonville
DB Jeremy Kellem, Arizona
DB James Romain, Philadelphia
DB Greg Reid, Jacksonville
KR Duane Brooks, Portland
|DE Mike McAdoo, Arizona
DE Bryan Robinson, Philadelphia
NG Willie McGinnis, Cleveland
MLB Francis Maka, San Jose
JLB Terence Moore, Orlando
DB Ken Fontenette, San Jose
DB James Harrell, Tampa Bay
DB Rayshaun Kizer, LA
KR Brandon Thompkins, Orlando
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About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers have won three straight ArenaBowl championship games and are proud members of the Arena Football League (AFL). ArenaBowl XXVII marked the team’s ninth appearance in the Championship game, winning in 2014, 2013, 2012, 1997 and 1994. For tickets, call 602-514-TDTD (8383), or visit www.azrattlers.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17th, 2015
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