By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 22nd, 2012 at 5:46 PM EST
The Philadelphia Soul have re-signed their star quarterback Dan Raudabaugh.
Raudabaugh has agreed to stay with the Soul today for the next two years. His new contract expires after the 2014 season.
He is the first Soul player to be signed this off-season, as the team looks to keep their core group of players in place. He was able to re-sign with the team starting on October 15th.
“This is a significant first transaction for our organization,” said Soul general manager Tom Goodhines. “After a successful season in 2012, it is important to retain our core polayers and Dan is one of the centerpieces we targeted. We are excited to have him lead us back to the ArenaBowl.”
Last season in his first season with the Soul, he had a record-breaking season, as the team scored 1,228 points on the season. He also helped the team win the American Conference Championship and advance to the ArenaBowl, where they unfortunately lost to the Arizona Rattlers.
On the season, he was 362 completions of his 540 passes and broke franchise records with 4,790 passing yards in a season. In addition, he broke the old touchdown record and set a new one with a 115 touchdowns in a season.
“This is a quarterback-driven league, so it is extremely important to make sure you have a top quarterback locked in,” said new Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “Dan is a proven leader on and off the field. He has been familiar in our system for the past few seasons and continues to improve each year.”
Raudabaugh previously played for the Dallas Vigilantes for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, before making the switch to the Soul after the Vigilantes decided to fold their team. He played in 20 games for them in his two years there.
He was inserted into the starting lineup with the final two games of the 2010 season, then started the entire 2011 season, which Dolezel was the head coach. He had 391 completions of his 557 attempts with a 100 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.