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Trio of Valor Players Named to 2017 AFL All-Arena Team

Courtesy: Washington Valor Media

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Arena Football League announced today the 2017 All-Arena First and Second Teams, which featured a trio of Valor players. DB Tracy Belton and OL Anthony Parker were named All-Arena First Team while OL Dionte Savage was named All-Arena Second Team.

Belton, the league’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year, started all 14 games for the Valor this season, ranking fourth in the AFL in total tackles (64) and tied for second in interceptions (5). A native of Upper Marlboro, Md., Belton made his presence immediately known, tallying five solo tackles and two interceptions in Washington’s season-opening win over the Baltimore Brigade. This is the second straight season Belton has been named All-Arena First Team and his third overall appearance on the All-Arena Team (2012, Second Team).

Parker and Savage, who each started and appeared in 13 games this season, are making their first All-Arena appearances. In addition to controlling the line of scrimmage and protecting Valor quarterbacks all season, Parker provided a receiving threat for the Washington offense, catching six passes for 34 yards and two touchdowns, bringing his career total to eight scores.

The Washington Valor is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Baltimore Brigade, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE. Follow the Valor on Facebook at facebook.com/washingtonvalor, on Twitter at twitter.com/washingtonvalor, and on Instagram at instagram.com/washingtonvalor.

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