Al Afalava

Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 218
College: Oregon State
Birth Place: Laie, Hawaii
Draft: 2009 6th round (17th pick) by the
  • Rexrode: More Predators runs ahead? Maybe, but no more firsts
    The Tennessean

    Rexrode: More Predators runs ahead? Maybe, but no more firsts

    PITTSBURGH – Of the Nashville Predators’ top four defensemen and top 10 forwards, 13 of those 14 players are under the age of 30 and 10 of them are under contract through at least the 2018-19 season. The two centerpiece players whose deals are up, Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson, will be signed in the offseason as restricted free agents, and they’ll be paid well. The Predators already were in the best financial shape of their 20-year history before this run to the Stanley Cup Final, which opens with Game 1 Monday at Pittsburgh. From various perspectives – fan growth, financial stability, attractiveness to free agents, championship-level experience for current players – the past six weeks have

  • Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi could get more carries in 2017
    Dolphins Wire

    Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi could get more carries in 2017

    In his second season in the league, Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi had a breakthrough season in 2016. Ajayi rushed for 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns and he only started 12 games last season. This offseason, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has talked about getting Ajayi to around 350 carries in 2017. When talking to the media this week, Ajayi seemed to be thrilled with the idea of an increasing workload. “I’m ready for it,” Ajayi said. “I prepare myself every season to take a huge workload and be able to carry the team, and I think I’m ready for that. If that’s what he wants to do then that’s what we’ll do; but every time I step out on that field, it’s to put my all out there on the line.

  • Titans Links: Memorial Day Edition
    Music City Miracles

    Titans Links: Memorial Day Edition

    Titans Links! The Titans held their first week of OTAs last week, and Jim Wyatt runs down six things that stood out to him throughout the week. Obviously the biggest person on everyone's mind going into OTAs was Marcus Mariota, and he's not 100 percent yet, or working in team periods, but he's moving well, and has been making some nice throws. Corey Davis is the big name rookie, but Taywan Taylor really impressed Wyatt. He liked how he went up for balls with defenders in the vicinity, and he made an impressive catch on a deep throw from Mariota. Wyatt also says all the running backs stood out to him, and that Jurrell Casey was also impressive. The offensive line is already showing signs of being