The Indoor Football League announced the Week 1 Vidswap.com Players of the Week. A pair of Sioux Falls Storm players as well as a Cedar Rapids Titan, take home honors for their performances during Kickoff Classic weekend.
Offensive Player of the Week: Martevious Young (QB, Sioux Falls Storm)
(6'2, 190, Southern Mississippi) turned in an impressive performance in
his Storm debut. In a 64-41 victory over the Green Bay Blizzard, Young
completed 11 of 20 passes for 152 yards and 3 touchdowns. Perhaps more
impressive was his 101 rushing yards on 18 carries, including a rushing
score. It is clear to see that the Storm have adopted a game plan that
features Young's many athletic talents. Could we be witnessing the
emergence of the IFL's version of Colin Kaepernick? Time will tell, but
Storm fans have to be excited about the bright future of Martevious
Defensive Player of the Week: Tyler Knight (LB, Sioux Falls Storm)
Storm sweep both Offensive and Defensive awards this week as Tyler
Knight (6'0, 225, Mississippi Valley State) takes home Defensive honors.
Knight made his presence known on Friday night, tallying 13 tackles (11
solo, 2 assisted) and 1 sack. The Storm held the league's leading
rushing offense in 2012 (104 yards per game) to only 37 rushing yards.
After a year off, the Storm are happy to have their man in the middle
back in 2013.
Special Teams Player of the Week: T.J. Simmons (KR, Cedar Rapids Titans)
Titans started their 2013 campaign with a 41-31 victory over the
Chicago Slaughter Saturday night. T.J. Simmons (5'8, 180, University of
South Dakota) gave the home town something to cheer about with a
dazzling 47 yard kickoff return touchdown during the 3rd quarter of a
highly contested game. The touchdown put the Titans up 21-14 and they
never relinquished the lead. Simmons finished with 2 returns for 71
yards while contributing on defense as well, tallying 6 tackles (3 solo,