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Jones and Nell named Second Team All-NAL

08/23/2018 10:56 AM -

PORTLAND- After an exciting inaugural season for the Maine Mammoths, the National Arena League has announced it’s 2018 All-NAL Defense. In addition, it announced it’s special team’s All-NAL Kickers. This year, two Mammoths players were awarded Second Team All-NAL titles for defense and special teams. Defensive Back Keiron Jones earned Second Team All-NAL Defensive honors and Kicker Henry Nell earned Second Team All-NAL honors as well.


Keiron Jones, Defensive Back: Defensive Back Keiron Jones helped the Mammoths tremendously by leading the entire NAL in total tackles with 83. 71 of which were solo and 24 were assists. Jones also stepped in big time this season by racking up 10 interceptions for 100 yards, averaging 10 return yards per interception. One of those interceptions was returned for a touchdown. Jones smacked the ball away a total of 22 times this season.


Henry Nell, Kicker: Henry Nell is a rookie from South Africa and has never played a game of football before, mainly playing Rugby. Nell was brought in by the Mammoths after Kicker Brandon Rutherford went down with a season-ending injury. Nell broke a NAL record with 13 made field goals on 27 attempts. Nell was 52-of-66 on PAT’s and successfully made 11 deuces. Nell was one point shy of one hundred points, as he gave the Mammoths 99 points last season.


Tomorrow, the league will announce its First & Second All-NAL Offense and the Mammoths faithful expect to see some familiar names on that list.   


ABOUT THE MAINE MAMMOTHS
The Maine Mammoths are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Maine Mammoths will play their inaugural season in 2018 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME.  Mammoth Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (207) 228-1138 or visit mainemammoths.com. Follow the Mammoths on Facebook at facebook.com/mainemammoths, twitter.com/mainemammoths and, instagram.com/mainemammoths.


ABOUT NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE
The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. The National Arena League will kick off its second season in April of 2018. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at jeff@nationalarenaleague.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/natiionalarenaleague.