CAFL – Professional American Indoor Football in China

CAFL Stars Continue In AFL

Philadelphia, PA (May 1, 2017) By Mick Moninghoff

22 China Arena Football League players and two coaches are making an impact in the Arena Football League in the United States. Several CAFL All-Pro Selections are staring on both sides of the ball through the first three weeks of the AFL season.

On offense, Shanghai’s Mike Washington is the leading receiver for the Washington Valor. The CAFL’s Judge Spirit Award winner and All-Pro South selection was the AFL Offensive Player of the Week in the first week of the season. Washington led the CAFL with 47 receptions last year.
Also among the AFL’s best are Beijing’s Collin Taylor (Cleveland Gladiators), Qingdao’s Reggie Gray (Baltimore Brigade) and Shanghai’s Shaun Kauleinamoku (Philadelphia Soul).

On the defensive side of the ball, Dwayne Hollis of Shanghai with Torez Jones and James Romain of the China Bowl Champion Beijing Lions continue to excel for the AFL World Champion Philadelphia Soul. Jones, the CAFL Defensive Player of the Year with eight interceptions, already has an interception and a conversion pick for a defensive score, Romain, the CAFL Steel-Man of Year, has one interception and has returned a missed field goal for a touchdown and Hollis has three interceptions including a pick six.

Beijing Head Coach Clint Dolezel and Assistant Coach Adam Smith have also reunited with the Soul. Dolezel continues as the boss in Philadelphia while Smith has returned from retirement to play offensive line once again.

The following is a complete list of the AFL Teams with CAFL players, coaches and their CAFL accomplishments.

Baltimore Brigade
Pat Clarke III – Beijing Lions – K – All-Pro North Selection
Calvin Fance – Beijing Lions – DL – All-Pro North Selection
Reggie Gray – Qingdao Clipper – WR – All-Pro North Selection (Most Receiving Yards 691)
Lavasier Tuinei – Guangzhou Power – WR

Cleveland Gladiators
Rayshaun Kizer – Qingdao Clipper – DB
Willie McGinnis – Shanghai Skywalkers – DL – All-Pro South Selection
Kent Richardson – Dalian Dragon Kings – DB – All-Pro North Selection
Collin Taylor – Beijing Lions – WR – All-Pro North Selection

Philadelphia Soul
Luke Collis – Beijing Lions – QB – All-Pro North Selection (Top completion percentage 65.9)
Brennan Carvalho – Guangzhou Power – C
Tyre Glasper – Guangzhou Power – LB – All-Pro South Selection
Dwayne Hollis – Shanghai Skywalkers – DB – All-Pro South Selection
Torez Jones – Beijing Lions – DB – CAFL Defensive MVP – All-Pro North Selection
Shaun Kauleinamoku – Shanghai Skywalkers – WR – All-Pro South Selection (Most TD receptions 16)
Justin Lawrence – Shanghai Skywalkers – DL
James Romain – Beijing Lions – DB- Steel-Man Award Winner – All Pro North Selection
Wayne Tribue – Beijing Lions – OL – All-Pro North Selection
Adam Smith – Beijing Lions – Assistant Coach (Now an OL/TE)
Clint Dolezel – Beijing Lions – All-Pro North Head Coach

Washington Valor
Cameron McGlenn – Guangzhou Power – DB – All-Pro South Selection
Terrence Smith – Shenzhen Naja – DB
David Wang – Guangzhou Power – OL – All-Pro South Selection
Mike Washington – Shanghai Skywalkers – Judge Spirit Award Winner – All-Pro South Selection (Most receptions 47)
Sean Brackett – Qingdao Clipper – QB

About the China Arena Football League (CAFL):

The CAFL is China’s only Professional American Football League. Each professional team is comprised of a total of 22 players, 11 Chinese and 11 Foreigners, (mostly from America).

The CAFL enjoys a multi-year working formal partnership with China’s Sports Bureau’s China Rugby Football Association (CRFA), which has been a driving force behind the success of the CAFL.

For more information please contact:

Lou Tilley, VP CAFL Communications and Media

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