James Romain

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James Romain
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Romain in 2017
No. 25 – Philadelphia Soul
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1987-08-04) August 4, 1987 (age 31)
Far Rockaway, Queens
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school: New York (NY) Far Rockaway
College: Delaware State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 334.0
Interceptions: 28
Pass breakups: 107
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

James Romain (born August 4, 1987) is an American football defensive back for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Delaware State University and attended Far Rockaway High School in New York City.

Early life

Romain attended Far Rockaway High School, where he played football as a running back.[1]

College career

Romain played for the Hudson Valley Vikings from 2005 to 2006. Romain transferred to Delaware State, where he played from 2007 to 2008. He was the team's starter his senior year and helped the Hornets to 15 wins. He played in 23 games during his career, including 11 starts at cornerback. Romain was named a 2006 Preseason All-American.[2]

Professional career

Fairbanks Grizzlies

Romain played for the Fairbanks Grizzlies in 2011.[3] Romain had 10 interceptions as a rookie and forced 13 fumbles, earning him First Team All-IFL honors.[4]

Green Bay Blizzard

On January 12, 2012, Romain signed with the Green Bay Blizzard.[5] Romain had 57 tackles and 4 interceptions on the season.[6]

Philadelphia Soul

On January 2, 2013, Romain was assigned to the Philadelphia Soul.[7] On August 26, 2016, the Soul beat the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXIX by a score of 56–42.[8] He earned First Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[9] On August 26, 2017, the Soul beat the Tampa Bay Storm in ArenaBowl XXX by a score of 44–40.[10] With the Soul, Romain was selected as the 2018 Defensive Back of the Year.[11]

Beijing Lions

Romain was selected by the Beijing Lions in the third round of the 2016 CAFL Draft, joining his Soul head coach Clint Dolezel in Beijing.[12][13] The Lions finished the season undefeated and won the first China Bowl.[14] He earned All-Pro North Division All-Star honors and was named the CAFL's Steel-man for his "all around excellence at several positions".[15][16] He also caught 21 passes for 217 yards and 5 touchdowns.[17] He is listed on the Lions' roster for the 2018 season.[18]

AFL statistics

Year Team Defensive Returns
Tkl Ast Sck PB FF FR Blk Int Yds TD Ret Yds TD
2013 Philadelphia 35 15 0.0 19 3 0 0 3 62 1 9 162 1
2014 Philadelphia 75 16 0.0 18 2 4 0 5 90 2 10 164 1
2015 Philadelphia 66 10 0.0 29 3 0 0 10 99 1 20 351 0
2016 Philadelphia 54 18 0.0 18 1 0 0 5 47 1 0 0 0
2017 Philadelphia 69 11 0.0 23 3 0 0 5 58 0 2 53 1
Career 299 70 0.0 107 12 4 0 28 356 5 41 730 3

Stats from ArenaFan:[19]

References

  1. ^ Elio Velez (November 12, 2004). "Far Rockaway Defeats Beach Channel". www.rockawave.com. Wave Publishing Co. Archived from the original on September 21, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Steve Mullens (July 19, 2006). "Four Hudson Valley Football Players Named Preseason All-Americans". www.hvcc.edu. Hudson Valley Community College. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Danny Martin (March 19, 2011). "Fairbanks Grizzlies make happy return to Carlson Center". www.newsminer.com. BLOX Content Management System. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Renee Thony (June 25, 2011). "Two Grizzlies earn first-team IFL honors". www.newsminer.com. BLOX Content Management System. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "Blizzard Trade Quarterback Sign 3 Others". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. January 12, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Green Bay Blizzard Player Statistics". iflstats.fbstats.pointstreak.com. Archived from the original on August 11, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Philadelphia Soul Historical Transactions". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Soul Defeat Rattlers, 56-42, to Claim AFL Crown". arenafootball.com. August 26, 2016. Archived from the original on August 28, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  9. ^ "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". arenafootball.com. August 21, 2017. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  10. ^ "Soul Snare Second Straight Foster Trophy in ArenaBowl XXX". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on August 27, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  11. ^ "Philadelphia's James Romain Named Defensive Back of the Year". Arena Football League. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  12. ^ "CAFL DRAFT RESULTS – SEE IT AGAIN – FULL RESULTS HERE". caflfootball.com. June 11, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  13. ^ Moninghoff, Mick (November 2, 2016). "Clint Dolezel Chasing Titles World Wide". caflfootball.com. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  14. ^ "Beijing Wins CAFL China Bowl on Final Play". caflfootball.com. November 6, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  15. ^ "CAFL POST SEASON AWARDS – The MVPs". caflfootball.com. November 4, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  16. ^ "The CAFL has announced their 2016 All-Pro South Division All-Stars". caflfootball.com. November 4, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  17. ^ Moninghoff, Mick (November 6, 2016). "Series Final: One for the Record Books". caflfootball.com. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  18. ^ "Beijing Lions 2017 Roster". caflfootball.com. August 14, 2017. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  19. ^ "James Romain". arenafan.com. Retrieved July 23, 2017.

External links

  • Delaware State Hornets bio
  • Media related to James Romain at Wikimedia Commons
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