Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Week 6 IFL Players of the Week Announced

The Indoor Football League announced the Week 6 Players of the Week. Two former Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) stars and a Big 12 standout performer takes home Week 6 honors.
Offensive Player of the Week: Jameel Sewell (QB, Nebraska Danger)
Sewell (6'3, 220, Virginia), previously honored for his performance in Week 4, is our first repeat Offensive Player of the Week winner in 2013. Quickly becoming a habit, Sewell turned in another outstanding performance in a 62-35 victory over the Wyoming Cavalry. The dual-threat QB completed 16 of 25 passes for 237 yards and 7 touchdowns, in addition to 9 carries for 14 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Sewell is the current IFL leader in nearly all QB statistics including, QB Rating (111.7), Yards (712), Touchdowns (16), and fewest Interceptions (1). The Danger head into a bye this week with an Intense Conference leading 3-1 record.
Defensive Player of the Week: A.J. Nicholson (LB, Texas Revolution)
It was a week of firsts for the Texas Revolution. The Revolution earned their first regular season IFL victory with a 40-37 win over the Tri-Cities Fever, and in the process, the first Revolution player has earned Player of the Week honors. A.J. Nicholson (6'2, 240, Florida State) filled up the stat sheet against the Fever tallying 12 tackles (2 for loss), 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 pass break up. Nicholson and the Revolution defense held the Fever to just 27 rushing yards while forcing 5 turnovers and limiting the Fever to 1 of 10 on third down conversions. The Revolution cannot celebrate for too long as they will be back in action on Friday night in a rematch with the Fever, this time in Kennewick, WA.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Yemi Babalola (DL, Chicago Slaughter)
Yemi Babalola (6'4, 280, Texas A&M) is the 3rd Slaughter player to earn weekly honors this season, the 2nd on special teams. Babalola showed off his athletic ability in a 27-14 victory over the Green Bay Blizzard. Midway through the 3rd quarter the Blizzard lined up for a short 28-yard FG attempt to cut the Slaughter lead to 8 points. In an amazing individual effort, Babalola rushed through the Blizzard line, blocking the attempt, then outran several Blizzard players down the field to recover the loose ball in the end zone for the touchdown. Instead of narrowing the margin, the Slaughter extending their lead to 24-6, a 10 point swing. After a slow start, Chicago has won 3 straight games to move to 3-2. Two of those victories have come at the expense of the Blizzard.

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