The Eagles added a little Soul to their wide receiver corps by signing wide receiver Darius Prince on Saturday.
Prince played for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League for the past two seasons. He made his Arena League debut in the 2017 playoffs. He had 76 yards and a touchdown in his first game, the semifinals, and followed that up with two scores in ArenaBowl XXX capturing MVP honors.
This past campaign, his first full one in the league, Prince earned All-Arena recognition after leading the AFL with 89 receptions. His 1,076 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns ranked second and third in the AFL, respectively.
The 6-1, 185-pound Prince is 28 years old. He didn't play college football. Instead, he was a basketball player, first at Penn State-Greater Allegheny then at Penn State-Beaver where he averaged 12.7 points per game in 2011.
A native of McKeesport, about 20 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, Prince was a three-sport athlete at West Mifflin Area High School. He spent two years with a semi-pro football team in Pittsburgh after college then signed with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks in 2017, garnering a spot on the All-NAL First Team which led to his stint with the Soul.
To make room on the roster, the Eagles waived defensive tackle Adam Reth.