3 COLUMBUS LIONS NAMED TO ALL-NAL DEFENSIVE SQUAD

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Today, the National Arena League released the first-ever All-NAL Defensive roster, ahead of Monday night’s championship game between the Columbus Lions and the Jacksonville Sharks. #9 Kyle Griswould was named 1st team All-NAL at defensive back. Griswould leads the league in interceptions with 10, including 4 taken in for a TD, which is also the most in the NAL.

The Lions linebacker duo of #12 Marte Sears and #24 Larry Edwards were named to the 2nd team. Sears is 2nd in the league in tackles with 25.5. Edwards is tied for 3rd in the league for fumble recoveries, with 6. Notably absent from the roster is #44 Logan Ingle, named NAL Defensive Player of the Week 3 times this season. Ingle also leads the league in sacks.

Jacksonville leads the league in players named All-NAL with 12 total.

The complete roster for the All-NAL Teams can be found below.

FULL LIST OF FIRST AND SECOND TEAM ALL-NAL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS BELOW

First-Team All-NAL

  • Defensive Lineman: Joe Sykes (Monterrey)
  • Defensive Lineman: Jabari Fletcher (Monterrey)
  • Defensive Lineman: Jermiah Price (Jacksonville)
  • MACK Linebacker: Wesley Mauia (Monterrey)
  • JACK Linebacker: Charlie Hunt (Jacksonville)
  • Defensive Back: Erick McIntosh (Jacksonville)
  • Defensive Back: Kyle Griswould (Columbus)
  • Defensive Back: Marvin Ross (Jacksonville)
First-Team All-NAL Kickers

  • Nick Belcher (Jacksonville)

Second-Team All-NAL·        
  • Defensive Lineman: Brandon Sutton (High Country)
  • Defensive Lineman: Larry Ford (High Country)
  • Defensive Lineman: Daylou Pierson (Jacksonville)
  • MACK Linebacker: Larry Edwards (Columbus)
  • JACK Linebacker: Marte Sears (Columbus)
  • Defensive Back: Rodney Hall Jr (Lehigh Valley)
  • Defensive Back: Micheaux Robinson (Jacksonville)
  •   Defensive Back: Svante Davenport (Monterrey)

Second-Team All-NAL Kickers

  • Brandon Rutherford (Monterrey)


About the NAL

The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as a premiere league in arena football. The league currently has franchises in both the United States and Mexico. For more information on the NAL visit nationalarenaleague.com or view us on social media at facebook.com/nationalareanaleague, twitter.com/nalfootball, instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.
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