Tuesday, April 2, 2013

PIFL Names Players of the Week

The Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) has named Richmond Raiders QB Warren Smith, DB RoShawn Marshall, and K T.C. Stevens as the Week 4 Players of the Week.
In last week's lone Week 4 matchup, the Richmond Raiders (2-1) made a clean sweep in the Player of the Week awards beginning with QB Warren Smith (6'1 200, Maine) earning the Offensive Player of the Week honor by completing 21 of 26 passes for 232 yards and 4 TD's. In just his second start of his rookie campaign, Smith helped erase a late first half 22-13 deficit leading the Raiders on a 24 and 0 run extending into the early moments of the second half helping seize the lead for good. Richmond would go on to extinguish Knoxville 51-36.
DB RoShawn Marshall (6'4 270, Montgomery JC) is one of the key returnees from a stout 2012 defense. On Saturday, Marshall grabbed the Week 4 Defensive Player of the Week after making some key plays one of which included a forced and recovered fumble leading to a Raiders touchdown. After falling behind early, Marshall and company held the Nighthawks to just 14 second half points pushing the Raiders to their second consecutive victory.
K T.C. Stevens (5'9 175, Hampden-Sydney) is no stranger to winning Special Teams honors winning the award three times in 2012. Stevens earned his first Special Teams Player of the Week award of the 2013 season finishing with a game-high nine points in Saturday's victory over Knoxville. At the end of the first half, he also nailed a PIFL season-long 52-yard field goal giving the Raiders the lead for good.
Week 5 action of the PIFL season will kick-off this Friday when the defending champion Albany Panthers (3-0) hope to keep their hot-streak alive when they travel to take on the winless Knoxville Nighthawks (0-4). Then on Saturday after a two-week hiatus the Columbus Lions (1-1) return to action to face off against the Alabama Hammers (2-1).

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