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ALBANY'S TERENCE MOORE NAMED DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Moore becomes second-straight linebacker to win the award

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empire linebacker Terence Moore has been named 2018 Defensive Player of the Year. Moore becomes the second player to win this award in his team’s first season in the AFL (Gabe Nyenhuis, Tulsa). 

Moore (6’2, 225, Troy) recorded 68.5 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for-a-loss, 1.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and six interceptions during the Empire’s regular season. The seven-year veteran led the League in interceptions and tied for second in total tackles.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
YEAR PLAYER TEAM
2018 Terence Moore Albany
2017 Beau Bell Philadelphia
2016 Tracy Belton Philadelphia
2015 Joe Sykes Jacksonville
2014 Jason Stewart San Jose
2013 Clevan Thomas San Jose
2012 Joe Sykes San Jose
2011 Vic Hall Chicago
2010 Gabe Nyenhuis Tulsa
2008 Dennison Robinson Chicago
2007 Greg White Orlando
2006 Jerald Brown Columbus
2005 Silas Demary Los Angeles
2004 Kenny McEntyre Orlando
2003 Clevan Thomas San Jose
2002 Clevan Thomas San Jose
2001 Kenny McEntyre Orlando
2000 Kenny McEntyre Orlando
1999 James Baron Nashville
1998 Johnnie Harris Tampa Bay
1997 Tracey Perkins Tampa Bay
1996 David McLeod Albany

ABOUT THE AFL

The Arena Football League will enter its 31st Season in 2018. Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Teams slated for 2018 include: Albany, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcasts AFL games each week, culminating with the ArenaBowl. The AFL launched AFLNow, the League’s streaming “Over-the-Top” network to give fans even more access to the League on arenafootball.com. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@aflarenaball).

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