Martin Bibla

Martin Bibla, Receives AFL All-Rookie Team Honors

PHILADELPHIA -The Arena Football League announced today that Philadelphia Soul OL Martin Bibla, OL Phil Bogle and DL Bryan Save were named to the AFL's All-Rookie Team. Philadelphia led all AFL teams with three players receiving the honor.

Bibla (6'3", 310, Miami) has been the quiet lineman who has not received much publicity. He started all 16 regular season games for the Soul and was part of a front line that only allowed nine sacks all season that ranked seventh in the League. He was a big acquisition to the Blue and Grey in an effort to build a solid offensive line. Bibla spent five years in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons before coming to the Soul.


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Philadelphia Soul position breakdown: offensive line

Offensive guard Martin Bibla (6'3", 310, Miami) spent five years in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons. He played 32 games with the Atlanta Falcons where he was part of a frontline that saw running back Warrick Dunn rush for more than 1,000 yards and Michael Vick scamper for the second highest total yards by a quarterback in a season (902). Bibla entered the NFL after attending Miami where he started 40 of 46 games and never allowed a quarterback sack. He helped lead an offense that ranked eighth in the nation with an average of 454.8 yards a game and 43.2 points per game.