Raudabaugh, Dolezel take home AFL honors

Philadelphia Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh had his best season in his Arena Football career, and the Arena Football League rewarded him for it. Raudabaugh, who worked hard in the off-season, has been rewarded as the AFL MVP.

Besides being named the AFL MVP, he also received the Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Year Award. His long-time head coach Clint Dolezel received the Marcum-Moss Head Coach of the Year Award.

The red-headed signal caller set many single-season records, including 4,992 passing yards and 119 passing touchdowns. His touchdown total was the third-most in Arena Football League history.

After last Sunday’s Conference Championship game’s performance against the Jacksonville Sharks, he is now 10th all-time with 515 career touchdown passes. He also had triple-digit passer rating in 17 of his 18 regular season, while helping the team to a 15-3 record.

On Sunday, it was the third-time that the Soul went to the Conference Championship game during Raudabaugh’s four years with the team.

This is the fifth straight year that a quarterback has received the Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Year award. However, he’s the first since former Soul wide receiver Chris Jackson to win it.

Yet, this is the first time ever that a Soul player won the AFL MVP award.

Note: The team also had the Center of the Year in Shannon Breen and Kicker of the Year in first-year kicker Tommy Frevert.

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