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Baltimore Brigade’s DL Khreem Smith Named AFL Defensive Lineman Of Year

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 LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore Brigade lineman Khreem Smith has been named 2017 AFL Defensive Lineman of the Year. Smith becomes the first-ever honoree to win this award on the first-year of an expansion team.

Smith (6’4”, 265, Oklahoma State) appeared in 13 games for the Brigade in 2017 and corralled 20 tackles (18/4) during the regular season. A disruptive force against opposing teams, Smith finished 3 rd in the league with 9.0 sacks, 9.0 tackles for loss and tied for 7 th with two forced fumbles on the year.

AFL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
YEAR PLAYER TEAM
2017 Khreem Smith Baltimore
2016 Jake Metz Philadelphia
2015 Joe Sykes Jacksonville
2014 James Ruffin Spokane
2013 Joe Sykes San Antonio
2012 Joe Sykes San Jose
2011 Cliff Dukes Tampa Bay

 

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