The former 2005 fifth round Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick out of Pearl River Community College returns to the NFL since joining the Soul for the 2007 season. Though it could mean losing a key component on offense, head coach Bret Munsey thinks it's a great opportunity for Brackins and a positive for the team.
"A number of guys have received interest from NFL teams, which is a part of having great players and winning a championship," Munsey said. "I'm happy to get him another shot at the NFL. We feel he's come a long way in the past two years as a professional and we wish the best for him."
The Soul celebrated their fifth anniversary this season with a 59-56 win over the San Jose SaberCats in Virgin Mobile ArenaBowl XXII. The Soul drew a total of 131,817 fans this season, their largest number since their inaugural season of 2004. The Soul sold out four games in the 2008 season and averaged 16,477 fans per game. Season tickets for the 2009 campaign are currently on sale starting at just $59. Call 888-PHIL-AFL to order your tickets and get more information on the defending ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul.
Since their inception, the Soul have drawn a total of 646,043 fans, the most in the AFL over that time frame. Following the 2007 season, the Soul were recognized with the Commissioner's Award as the Organization of the Year and were an honorable mention for the PRISM Award in the category of fan appreciation.