BLACKJACKS PLACE FOUR ON ALL-ARENA TEAMS
Thu, Aug 1, 2019
Three of the Four Selections are First-Time Honorees
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – In their inaugural season, the Atlantic City Blackjacks had four players named to the Arena Football League’s 2019 All-Arena teams. Receivers Antwane Grant and LaMark Brown, defensive end Monte Lewis, and kicker Mark Lewis were all second-team selections.
In his rookie campaign, Grant caught 72 passes for a team-high 959 receiving yards. His 15 touchdowns ranked second on the Blackjacks behind fellow second-team selection Brown. The five-year veteran earned the first All-Arena nod of his career, finishing with 793 yards and 19 scores.
Defensively, Monte Lewis was honored after a season in which he registered a team-high four sacks. Rounding out the team’s All-Arena selections was Mark Lewis. A two-time AFL Kicker of the Year recipient, Lewis made 93% of his extra point attempts this season and had four successful onside kicks.
The full first and second team selections are attached while the schedule of remaining AFL awards can be found below. Players will be honored at the AFL Award Ceremony on August 10th. More details on the ceremony will be available shortly.
|8/2/19||Friday||Offensive Lineman of the Year|
|8/2/19||Friday||Defensive Lineman of the Year|
|8/5/19||Monday||Receiver of the Year|
|8/5/19||Monday||Defensive Back of the Year|
|8/6/19||Tuesday||Kicker of the Year|
|8/6/19||Tuesday||Rookie of the Year|
|8/7/19||Wednesday||Support Staff & Officials of the Year|
|8/8/19||Thursday||Assistant Coach of the Year|
|8/8/19||Thursday||Head Coach of the Year|
|8/9/19||Friday||Offensive Player of the Year|
|8/9/19||Friday||Defensive Player of the Year|
Fans can secure their season tickets for the Atlantic City Blackjacks with a $50 deposit per seat ($75 for VIP seats) by calling 609-783-9494 or by going to ACBlackjacks.com. A team representative will contact those that have submitted a deposit within a week to select your specific seats, which will be done in order in which deposits were received.
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About Atlantic City Blackjacks
The Arena Football League’s newest franchise, the Atlantic City Blackjacks will begin play in Spring 2019 at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Season memberships for the inaugural 2019 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Atlantic City Blackjacks sales department at (609) 783-9494 or by going to ACBlackjacks.com. Follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @AFLBlackjacks
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The Arena Football League enters its 32nd season in 2019. Since its inception in 1987, the AFL showcases a fast-paced, exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets. With the addition of two new teams in Atlantic City, N.J., and Columbus, O.H., the League totals six teams for 2019: Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Columbus, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Each team will play 12 regular-season games in 2019. One can find the League on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the handle @OfficialAFL.
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