ACFL Captains announced

January 8, 2013 – 05:10 PM

Rich Eisen, ACFL Network

SACKVILLE, NB - The ACFL unveiled its five team captains this evening in a press conference, with a couple of surprises and a couple of veterans returning.

Richard Deschamps will try and defend his ACFL championship, while Alex Field is the only other returning captain from a year ago. Mike Lowe will step into the pilot seat for the second time, but the first time since 2010 after being draft-eligible last season. Wray Perkin is stepping out of retirement and into a captaincy, and is hoping his experience will pay off for the team he drafts. Iain MacMillan rounds out the captains in a shocking move that is making waves in the ACFL world.

With a pair of first-time captains, and no rookies in the captain's seats for the first time in a while, it appears that they will know what it takes to draft a successful team. MacMillan could find himself in some trouble, not having much experience on the draft boards and being a total duster.

Richard Deschamps (1 year experience) - 2012 ACFL Champion, 2012 Playoff MVP, single-season record holder for completions (148), League Commissioner and Supereme Dictator 2012-13, second year as captain. Former team Vandelay Industries

Mike Lowe (2 years experience) - 2-time ACFL finalist, 2012 MVP, all-time record holder for completions (262) and passing TDs (46), single-season and all-time record holder for times hitting the Flying A (too many), first time as a captain since 2010, second overall. Former teams Forgetting Brandon Marshall and Get Money

Alex Field (1 year experience) - Second year as ACFL captain, drafted 2012 rookie of the year (Morgan McIsaac), only full-time QB in the ACFL. Former team Hoosier Daddy

Wray Perkin (2 years experience) - First year captain, 2009 runner-up for rookie of the year, 2009 ACFL Champion, 2010 League Commissioner, 100% career completion percentage very knowledgeable of all things ACFL, considered a draft expert, all-around good-looking guy. Former teams the Blowtorch Jugglers and Mace Roofing.

Iain MacMillan (1 year experience) - First year captain, has a great boiler. Former team Hoosier Daddy