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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Philadelphia Soul Kicker News


August 26, 2015 - Tommy Frevert named Kicker of the Year
"The Arena Football League Office announced today that Philadelphia Soul kicker Tommy Frevert has been named Smitty's USA Kicker of the Year.... Frevert (6-0, 200, Northwest Missouri State) came to the Soul in Week 2 as a replacement for veteran kicker Carlos Martinez, who went down with an injury in Philadelphia’s season opener. The rookie played exceptionally well, connecting on 124-of-137 extra point tries and 4-of-8 field goal attempts, in addition to leading the East Division champs to a 30.4 percent success rate on onside kicks – the second-highest conversion rate in the AFL this season. Frevert is the first Soul player ever to win Smitty's USA Kicker of the Year honors." - AFL

August 19, 2015 - kicker Tommy Frevert named first team All-Arena
"Philadelphia rookie Tommy Frevert, who led all AFL kickers with an average of eight points per game, also earned First Team All-Arena honors." - ArenaFan

April 1, 2015 - assigned kicker Tommy Frevert, Carlos Martinez placed on IR

March 30, 2015 - kicker Carlos Martinez injured in win over Orlando
The Soul played virtually the entire contest without starting kicker Carlos Martinez, who suffered a leg injury while missing an extra point after the Soul's first touchdown. Backup quarterback Bryan Randall handled kickoffs. 'Our guys showed a lot of fortitude tonight fighting through an early injury to the kicker,' QB Raudabaugh said in a postgame interview. 'A lot of people don't realize how important special teams are in this game . . . Randall kicked the snot out of it'." - Philly.com

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