Philadelphia Soul wide receiver Larry Brackins named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week
The Philadelphia Soul’s Larry Brackins was awarded the J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week from the Arena Football League following a career night during a 54-30 win over the Iowa Barnstormers last week.
Brackins, the Soul’s all-time touchdown reception leader, did not make his mark on the offensive end, but did so on the defensive end.
An injury to defensive back James Romain forced the Soul coaching staff to make some sweeping changes to the lineup.
Jack linebacker Joe Goosby was moved to Romain’s spot in the secondary and Brackins switched from offense to defense and took Goosby’s linebacker spot.
Brackins stepped in up in a difficult and impromptu spot as he recorded seven tackles and caught the first two interceptions of his career.
"When Larry comes in, we normally expect him to be a force on offense," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said via a team press release. "But because of injuries, we needed him on defense. His efforts on the field made him a real game-changer. Larry stepped up to the challenge and was a key reason for our success."