SaberCats announced the assignment of 2010 AFL Defensive Player of the Year PDF 

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The San Jose Sabercats today announced the award of 2010 Defensive Player of the 
Year DL Gabe Nyenhuis AFL, WR Burl Toler, Adam Huebner DL, FB / LB Chad Cook, WR Chidozie Nwokocha and OL / DL Jason Jones, the league office. team policy, terms were not disclosed.

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Nyenhuis (6-3, 265) enters its fourth year of the AFL and first with the Sabercats. In his career, which was 88 tackles, 29.5 for loss, 28 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, seven passes defensed in 41 games. In 2010, Nyenhuis led the league in sacks (15.5), tackles for loss (13.0) and forced fumbles (9) en route to winning the highest honor for defending AFL Tulsa claws.

"Bringing a player the caliber of Gabriel is huge for us," said head coach Darren Arbete. "He's the champion and defensive player of the year give us a dominant force on the defensive line that crimes will be held accountable."

A selection of two-time All-Arena as a defensive lineman, Nyenhuis spent two seasons with the Philadelphia Soul (2007-08), helping to ArenaBowl championship in 2008 against the Sabercats. During the conquest of the championship, Nyenhuis led the team in sacks (9.5), tackles for loss (12.5) and forced fumbles (5). He also led the team with two sacks, while forcing a fumble in the playoffs in 2008.

A former California Golden Bear Toledo (6-2, 200) spent the 2008 season with the Washington Redskins after signing with San Jose in 2008. Before signing with the Sabercats, Toledo completed his first season with the Redskins in 2007 after spending time with the Cologne Centurions in NFL Europe. The first time I signed with the Sabercats in 2007 before joining the Centurions. Edited from California, tolerance has been signed by the Oakland Raiders in 2006.

"We liked what we saw in the bush in the past and has a lot of coaches in the ranks of the NFL," said Arbete. "It's a hard worker and a great athlete who will add the experience of our body gets the young striker."

A visit to California, finished with 69 receptions for 873 yards and four touchdowns Toledo. His best season came in 2003 when he caught 48 passes for 609 yards and three touchdowns. Originally from Berkeley, California, attended Bishop O'Dowd High School Toledo (California) to help his team to two league titles and a section of the North Coast championship, won by the team in the league for the first time attack and defense of his senior year.Toledo also lettered four years of monitoring, participation in the Champions League against last three years.

ADAM DL Huebner

Huebner (6-4, 300) spent his rookie season with his friends Gabe Nyenhuis DL Sabercats in 2010 with Tulsa. In his only season with the heels, Huebner finished with 14 tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries.

"Adam has been part of the best defensive line in the AFL last season, playing with the best runner in the league in passing Gabe Nyenhuis," said Arbete. "It will put pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season after enjoying a good year with his heels in 2010."

Before transferring to Purdue in its second year, Huebner played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman in the State of Indiana in 2003, where he had 23 tackles and two sacks.


Cook (6-1, 265) began his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Storm before being signed by the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz. In Oklahoma, he carried the ball 45 times for 140 yards and eight touchdowns, adding 14 receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown.On defense, had eight tackles between the two teams combined.

"Chad is a relentless runner who can play on both sides of the ball," said Arbete. "This is a charge to their size to punish defenders in the middle."

During her four years at Murray State, was 2.095 yards rushing on 457 attempts Cook for 24 affected, leading the team in rushing in his second year (834) and junior (692) for runners. He also caught 24 passes for 185 yards.

Prior to joining the Sacramento Mountain Lions United Soccer League in 2010, Nwokocha (6-0, 200) played two seasons in New York (2006-07). In 26 games with the Bobcats, who totaled 45 passes for 562 yards and a touchdown. Nwokocha moved to Ohio after spending two seasons at Sacramento City College, where he was an All-Nor Cal Conference pick both seasons, a total of 119 receptions for 1.665 yards and 14 touchdowns in college career.

"Chidozie is a great addition to our team that provides more flexibility to our team," Arbete. "With our current wide receiver, have the ingredients of a corps of talented receivers that we are heading towards the 2011 season."

A native of Elk Grove, CA, Nwokocha attended Laguna Creek High School (CA) won honorable mention all the honors of the city selection while helping the Cardinals to a championship in the Delta League and state playoffs.

OL / DL Jason Jones
Jones (6-4, 345) played his first AFL season with the Cleveland Gladiators in 2010. He totaled three tackles in three games for the Gladiators, despite being limited by injuries during the 2010 season.

"Jason can play in both directions and is very athletic for his size. It will be a solid contributor for us in the trenches in 2011. Arbete said.

After the transfer of Pasadena Community College in 1999 in Illinois, Jones moved to Idaho, where he played two seasons for the Vandals.