2022 Captain Returns For 2023 Title Defense

The Albany Empire bring back 2022 Captain Dwayne Hollis for 2023 Championship Defense

Albany, NY: The Albany Empire announced today that the team has re-signed 2022 team captain and Defensive Back/Wide Receiver, Dwayne Hollis, for the 2023 National Arena League season. Hollis was a new face in Albany last season after spending time with the New Jersey Flight in 2021.  Hollis’s versatility and athleticism made it an easy transition for him into the Ironman game.  Quickly Hollis established himself as one of the best coverage corners in the NAL in addition to his ability to make plays on offense.


Hollis had an impressive 2022 season, after winning two Ironman player of the week awards. Hollis was amongst the league leaders on both sides of the ball.  Offensively, Hollis brought in forty-four (44) receptions for five hundred and three yards (503) and six (6) touchdowns.  On the defensive side of the ball, Hollis accounted for thirty-four (34) tackles, one (1) forced fumble, five (5) interceptions and twenty-five (25) pass break ups.

The Empire kickoff their 2023 home schedule, on Sunday April 16th at 2:30pm at MVP Arena.  For tickets to the Home Opener go to Home Opener or for more information on group tickets go to Group Tickets


About The Albany Empire

The Albany Empire was founded in 2018 and have won titles in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2019 as well as the National Arena League (NAL) in 2021 and 2022. The Empire play their home games at the MVP Arena located at 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY. For more information about the Empire please email mwoods@albanyempirenal.com. For ticket sales and information please call (518)714-2200 Ext. 101 or Email tickets@albanyempirenal.com or visit albanyempirenal.com, facebook.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, twitter.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, instagram.com/albanyempirenal

About The National Arena League

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 chris@nationalarenaleague.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague

About The MVP Arena

MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany Empire of the National Arena League, the Albany Fire Wolves of the National Lacrosse League, and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com