When Sean Brackett was signed by the Pirates he told ownership that he would be the league’s Most Valuable Play. At the end of the season his prediction became a reality.
Brackett led the league in four offensive categories while guiding the team to a regular season first place finish with an 11-5 record. He completed 259 of 419 passes (61.8 %) for 3,170 yards, 74 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He also was the Pirates leading rusher, running 25 times for 111 yards, scoring four touchdowns. He also added a pair of two point conversions, including one that sealed an overtime win over the Maine Mammoths.
Brackett, a second team All-NAL offensive selection, led the National Arena League in total offense with 234.4 yards per game, 7.4 yards per play, 226.4 passing yards per game and 7.6 yards per passing attempt, despite missing almost three games due to a Canadian Football League tryout and a season ending leg injury.
A former Ivy Leaguer at Columbia, Brackett was a four year starter and an All-Ivy first team selection in 2010. After college Brackett had stops in the Arena Football League with Las Vegas, Jacksonville and Washington and in 2016 played a six game season in China with the Qingdao Clipper.
Hometown: Brooklyn, CT
College: Columbia University