PHILADELPHIA – The Arena Football League today announced that Wayne Tribue (6’3, 330, Temple) has been assigned to the Philadelphia Soul 2017 roster. This will be Tribue’s third season with the Soul and fourth in the AFL.“I think I speak for everyone when I say how happy I am to have Wayne back,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “Wayne is the best center in the league and his return to Philadelphia is a key to keeping Dan comfortable in the pocket.”
The Pennsylvania native played in all 16 games during the 2016 season and was part of a dynamic offensive line that led the league in fewest quarterback sacks (5). He started in six of seven games with the
Jacksonville Sharks in 2015 and again was part of an offensive line that allowed fewest sacks in a season (8). In his rookie season with the Soul in 2014, he was awarded Second-Team All-Arena.
Tribue played in all 12 games with nine starts at left guard for Temple University in 2008 and received more starts than any other freshman. In 2009, he played in 13 games with five starts and was awarded MVP as well as Most Improved Player. He played in 11 games with four starts at left guard and two starts at center in 2010. During his senior year in 2011, he appeared in all 13 games at right guard and was one of nine to start every game.