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Baker, Thomas earn second-team honors

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Whether or not J.R. Thomas and Brian Baker return to the Tri-Cities next year, their accomplishments will not soon be forgottten. On Monday, the dynamic duo was named to the all-AF2 second team.

Baker, whose career is in jeopard due to a broken leg and torn ACL, threw for 4032 yards and 92 TDs over 15 games this season. Baker is currently rehabbing from surgery to correct the injury he suffered last month

J.R. Thomas, second-team all-AF2 caught 135 passes and scored 38 TDs in 16 games for the Fever. He will most likely sign with an AFL team next year.

Following is the complete list of the 2007 American and National Conference All-af2 First and Second Teams:


Position First Team Second Team

QB Ryan Vena - W-B/Scranton Brian Baker - Tri-Cities

FB Tim Murphy - Mahoning Valley Demetrius Forney - Louisville

WR Josh Richey - Everett Tiger Jones - Louisville

WR Antwone Savage - Spokane J.R. Thomas - Tri-Cities

WR Bakari Brown - Albany Sale' Key - Stockton

C Beau Elliott - W-B/Scranton Rico Ochoa - Spokane

OL Chris Jahnke - Quad City Anthony Bolden - Stockton

OL Zack Love - W-B/Scranton Jimmy Williams - Manchester

DL Durrand Roundtree - Albany Jermaine Petty - Quad City

DL Ben McCombs - Bakersfield Eddie Yauch - Louisville

DL Maurice Fountain - Manchester Devon Parks - Spokane

MLB Kamau Jackson - Cincinnati Jason Hunt - Stockton

JLB Lawrence Matthews - Louisville Carl Walker - Stockton

DB Nathan Munson - Bakersfield Maurice Taylor - Mahoning Valley

DB Chris Royal - W-B/Scranton Ronnie Amadi - Green Bay

DB Rob Keefe - Spokane Jamie Hattley - Tri-Cities

K David Davis - W-B/Scranton Alex Walls - Stockton

ST Kenyatte Morgan - Stockton Aleric Clark - Central Valley


Position First Team Second Team

QB D. Bryant - South Georgia Chris Wallace - Florida

FB Jason Schule - Bossier-Shreveport Terrance Freeney - Arkansas

WR Chavis McCollister - South Georgia George Williams - Rio Grande Valley

WR Magic Benton - Florida Jon Schoonover - Arkansas

WR Al Hunt - Oklahoma City Jeff Hughley - Tulsa

C Gene Frederic - Oklahoma City Kert Turner - Bossier-Shreveport

OL Joe Johnson - Tulsa Comone Fisher - Florida

OL Barry Giles - Oklahoma City Raymond James - Florida

DL Elex Reed - Bossier-Shreveport C.J. McLain - Tulsa

DL Quinton Staton - Rio Grande Valley Ed Wangler - South Georgia

DL Estus Hood - Corpus Christi Keith Drayton - Florida

MLB Keenan Washington - Rio Grande Valley Reggie Cooley - Arkansas

JLB Zac Jones - Tulsa Kevin Williams - Arkansas

DB Levy Brown - Florida Jason Simpson - Arkansas

DB Pierre Thomas - Arkansas Andre Goines - Rio Grande Valley

DB Delenell Reid - Tulsa Jermaine Hope - Tulsa

K Nick Gatto - Texas Brian Hazelwood - Bossier-Shreveport

ST Ivory McCann - Corpus Christi Travis Blanchard - Tennessee Valley

Remaining 2007 af2 Award Announcements:

Havoc Kicker of the Year - Tuesday, Aug. 14

Gridiron Enterprises International Player of the Year - Wednesday, Aug. 15

Russell Athletic Lineman of the Year - Thursday, Aug. 16

Spalding Rookie of the Year - Friday, Aug. 17

SFC Asst. Coach & Sportexe Head Coach of the Year - Saturday, Aug. 18

Cutters Playmaker of the Year - Sunday, Aug. 19

ADT Defensive Player of the Year - Monday, Aug. 20

Schutt Offensive Player of the Year - Tuesday, Aug. 21

U.S. Army Strong Ironman of the Year - Wednesday, Aug. 22