Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Week 7 IFL Players of the Week Announced

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Week 7 Players of the Week. A pair of Texas Revolution players as well as a member of the Green Bay Blizzard takes home Week 7 honors.
Offensive Player of the Week: Marcus Jackson (QB, Texas Revolution)
For the second consecutive week the Revolution defeated the Tri-Cities Fever. In Week 7, Texas took the long road trip to Kennewick, WA and emerged with a 54-43 victory. Marcus Jackson (6'1, 215, TCU) led the Revolution's offense to their best showing thus far in 2013. Jackson completed 16 of 28 passes for 215 yards and 4 touchdowns, adding 6 rushes for 22 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground. The Revolution are on the road again this weekend for a tough matchup with the Nebraska Danger.
Defensive Player of the Week: Frankie Solomon Jr. (DB, Texas Revolution)
The Revolution sweep both Offensive and Defensive honors this week as Frankie Solomon Jr. takes home Defensive Player of the Week. Solomon (5'11, 185, New Mexico), selected First Team All-IFL in 2012, was instrumental in the Revolution's victory over the Fever. He registered 10 tackles (2 for loss), 1 forced fumble, 1 pass break up, and 2 interceptions. The Revolution defense put on a dominating performance, allowing only 75 yards of total offense (60 passing, 15 rushing). The unit allows a league best 119 passing yards per game to opponents. Solomon has been a big reason for their success as he is currently tied for the IFL lead with 4 interceptions on the season.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Jordan Wettstein (K, Green Bay Blizzard)
Jordan Wettstein (5'11, 185, Minnesota) is the first Kicker to earn Special Teams Player of the Week in 2013. The Blizzard finally got in the win column with a thrilling 41-38 double overtime victory over the previously unbeaten Cedar Rapids Titans. Wettstein was the hero for the Blizzard on Saturday night. With the Titans leading 32-29 with 2.9 seconds remaining in regulation, Wettstein converted a 39-yard game tying field goal to force OT. In total, Wettstein was successful on 3 field goal attempts and 2 extra points in route to an 11 point day. The Blizzard hope to ride the momentum of their first win into a Week 8 matchup against the Sioux Falls Storm. The Storm defeated the Blizzard 64-41 in the Kickoff Classic.

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