A pair of Wichita Wild players as well as a member of the Bloomington Edge had standout performances in Week 3 of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) season and are recognized as Players of the Week.
Offensive Player of the Week: Rocky Hinds, Wichita Wild
Hinds led the Wild to a 3-0 record on the year as the Wild won a hard fought battle with the Kansas Koyotes by a score of 39-20. Hinds passed for 149 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Hinds leads the league with 12 touchdown passes on the year and has not thrown any interceptions on his 49 pass attempts this season. Hinds lead Wichita into their Week 4 home match-up vs. Bloomington on Saturday.
Defensive Player of the Week: James McCartney, Wichita Wild
McCartney has been terrorizing opposing quarterbacks in the early part of the season and his performance against Kansas was no different. McCartney recorded four sacks in the game and leads the league with seven-and-a-half sacks this season. McCartney and the Wild defense held the Koyotes scoreless in the second half to secure the victory.
Special Teams Player of the Week: LaVaughn Macon, Bloomington Edge
Macon returned three field goals for a total of 96 yards in the Edge's 54-3 victory over the Mid-Missouri Outlaws. Macon's 57-yard return for a touchdown is the longest play in the short history of the CPIFL. Macon added a kickoff return of 33 yards to average 32.2 yards per return during the game. Macon also has a 52-yard return for a touchdown in Bloomington's Week 2 game.Week 4 of the CPIFL season begins on Friday night with Lincoln hosting Sioux City and Omaha hosting Kansas. On Saturday, Wichita welcomes Bloomington to Hartman Arena, Kansas City hosts Oklahoma, and Mid-Missouri travels to Salina.