By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Just four teams are still standing in the Arena Football League playoffs. One of them of course is the Philadelphia Soul. They will face Jacksonville in the American Conference championship game on Saturday. They beat Orlando in the first round this past weekend, getting a big boost from an unlikely source.
Ryan Blaszczyk is a teacher and assistant football coach at Shawnee High School in South Jersey. Oh, and he also stepped in and helped anchored the Soul offensive line against the Predators, playing center in Saturday’s win.
“The head athletic trainer at the Philadelphia Soul, Lemar Mosley,” Blaszczyk tells KYW Newsradio, “he gave me a call last Monday and told me that their starting center, Brennen Carvalho, sprained his knee and that he was unlikely to play, or was still rehabbing his knee and they needed someone to come in and kind of fill that role.”