Philadelphia Soul defensive back Tracy Belton has been named the 2016 Arena Football League Defensive Player of the Year. Belton led the league with nine interceptions. He also recorded 80 total tackles and a forced fumble with the Soul.
Belton began his time in the Arena Football League with the Milwaukee Iron in 2010. He set a single-season franchise record with 100.5 tackles that season. Belton would go on to play the next two seasons with the Georgia Force. In 2011, he set a new career high with 101.5 tackles and also five interceptions. In 2012, he recorded 11 interceptions in 11 games. He earned Second Team All-Arena honors that season.
He joined the Jacksonville Sharks in 2013. He made 94.5 tackles and three interceptions with the team. He also joined the Orlando Predators in 2014 and played with the New Orleans Voodoo in 2015.
The Soul will be playing against the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXIX at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ on Friday night. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.