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POSITION SPOTLIGHT: DEFENSIVE BACKS

May 14, 2019
Svante Davenport – #24 – DB

Davenport is playing in his second AFL season after spending 2018 with the Valor, appearing in five games for Washington and winning Defensive Player of the Game for his two-interception performance in ArenaBowl XXXI. Davenport’s prior pro experience came with the NAL’s Monterrey Steel and Lehigh Valley Steelhawks.

Oshay Dunmore – #14 – DB

Dunmore joined the Valor for the final six games of the 2018 season and played in all three of the team’s postseason games en route to ArenaBowl XXXI. Dunmore attended Oregon and Illinois State before finishing his college career at Southern Oregon, where he majored in political science with a minor in communications. In high school, Dunmore was a two-time state champion in the triple jump and one-time state champion in the long jump.

Jadar Johnson – #27 – DB

Johnson is playing in his first season in the AFL after a four-year career at Clemson that included honors of First-Team All-ACC and team captain during his senior year. Johnson tallied nine tackles and a forced fumble against Alabama in the 2016 National Championship.

Marrio Norman – #21 – DB

A two-time First Team All-Arena defensive back, Norman is playing in his eighth season in the AFL and his first with the Valor. Norman spent 2018 with the Albany Empire, recording 67.5 total tackles and three interceptions. In college, Norman was named First Team All-Big South after tallying 53 total tackles and five interceptions during his senior season at Coastal Carolina, splitting time between cornerback and safety. Marrio is the brother of Washington Redskins cornerback, Josh Norman.

Fredrick Obi – #5 – DB

Obi, named Second Team All-Arena in 2016 and 2017 and ArenaBowl champion in 2015 and 2018, is playing in his fifth season in the AFL and his second with Washington. Obi registered a career-high 91.5 total tackles and five interceptions during the 2016 season with the LA Kiss.

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