NAL Announces All-NAL 1st Team

The Best of The Best In The NAL Announced

Yesterday the National Arena League announced its 2019 Second Team All-NAL Offense and Defensive honors. Today the league recognized its 2019 All-NAL First Team players and this is the best of the best.

The Jacksonville Sharks featured nine players that made the 2019 All-NAL First Team. The Sharks dominated the first team honors with four players making the first team offense and four players making the first team defense. In addition, Sharks kicker Brandon Behr was named the league’s First Team All-NAL Kicker. The Sharks have a total of nine 1st Team All-NAL players, meaning Jacksonville has the most in the league with the Pirates and Cobras tied for second with four each.

On defensive side,  Massachusetts Pirates defensive end DJ Griggs, who was a First-Team All-NAL performer last season, makes the list again in 2019. During the regular season, Griggs was second in the league in sacks with 9.5 and tied for the third most tackles for a loss with 12. Griggs also led all Pirate defensive linemen in tackles with 26.5., quarterback hurries (7) and added the team’s lone safety.

Also earning First-Team defensive honors is defensive back Lawrence Austin. The rookie from Georgia Tech led the league with 56 solo tackles was second in the NAL with 63 total stops. Austin was also second with ten interceptions and third in passes defended with 33. Austin led the league with 166 interception return yards with two of those returns resulting in touchdowns, which tied him for second most in the league

First Team All-NAL Offense and Defensive Players. 

2019 National Arena League 1st Team All-NAL Offense

QB: Charles McCullum (Car)

FB: Alstevis Squirewell (Jax)

C:  Derrick Zeigler (Jax)

OL: Jabari Buckey (Jax),

OL: DeShawn Byrd (NY)

WR: Jordan Jolly (Car)

WR: Devin Wilson (Jax)

WR:  Mardy Gilyard (Mass)

KR: Mardy Gilyard (Mass)

2019 National Arena League

1st Team Defense:

NG: Bill. Vavao (Car)

DL: N. Woodman (Jax)

DL: JD Griggs (Mass)

MLB: Zack Brown (Jax)

JLB: Cody Saul (Jax)

DB: Seth Ellis (Jax) 

DB: Mike Green (Car)

DB: Lawrence Austin (Mass)

K: Brandon Behr (Jax)

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