PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Soul concluded a successful open tryout on Saturday drawing over 200 perspective players to the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia.
Athletes from as far away as Virginia, Louisiana and Texas, as well as local college representation from Delaware State, Penn State, Rowan University, Temple and West Chester College were in attendance.
The day was also highlighted by the participants being welcomed by former Philadelphia Eagle and from “Invincible” fame, Vince Papale.
“We were extremely impressed with the level of talent that came to the tryout,” said Soul head coach Doug Plank. “The players were talented and the entire Soul organization did a great job with the large amount of athletes that showed up. It was also an honor to have Vince be a part of the event. He is an inspirational story and added to the excitement of this memorable day for these young athletes.”
The Philadelphia Soul are also hoping that the event will prove to be fruitful for the team in 2012.
“We will continue to review the film and plan on announcing the signing of at least two training-camp invitees within the week,” said Soul general manager Tom Goodhines said. “The turnout was outstanding and we knew that the level of talent would be high in this area.”