ATLANTA - The National Arena League in its fourth season as a premiere league in the sport arena football unveils one of it’s highest player honors, the First Team All-NAL achievement.  Players from each team were considered and through a league wide vote the First Team All-NAL roster has been finalized after a successful completion to the 2021 regular season.

See below for this year's 2021 First Team All-NAL roster. This season the Albany Empire lead the league with six players who have achieved All-NAL First Team recognition including three players on offense and three players on defense. This year the Carolina Cobras secured both First Team All-NAL special teams positions with kicker TC Stevens and kick returner Kendrick Ings. 

Tomorrow the league will be announcing its most distinguished awards for NAL players with the reveal of the 2021 MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Players of the Year, Special Teams Player of the Year, the Rookies of the Year, and the Most Improved Player. We are now four days aways from the 2021 NAL Championship between the Columbus Lions (6-2) and the Albany Empire (7-1) this Saturday, August 14 at the Albany Times Union Center in Albany, NY.

First Team All-NAL Offense

QB - Mason Espinosa (Columbus Lions)

FB - Desmond Maxwell (Orlando Predators)

WR - Darius Prince (Albany Empire)

WR - Kendrick Ings (Carolina Cobras)

WR - DJ Meyers (Orlando Predators)

OL - Nate Isles (Jersey Flight)

C - Shawn Lockett (Albany Empire)

OL - Ruebbens Joseph (Albany Empire)

First Team All-NAL Defense 

DL - Sean Daniels (Jersey Flight)

N  - Ulric Jones (Columbus Lions)

DL - Ethan Farmer (Carolina Cobras)

MLB - Patrick Macon (Albany Empire) 

JLB - Trevon Shorts (Albany Empire)

DB - Marvin Ross (Columbus Lions)

DB - Dwayne Hollis (Jersey Flight)

DB - Kennth McGruder (Albany Empire) 

First Team All-NAL Special Teams

K - TC Stevens (Carolina Cobras)

KR - Kendrick Ings (Carolina Cobras)


The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at . For more information about the NAL visit,,,