Salt Lake QB Reed named IFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Jul 5, 2017 11:26:04 GMT -8 via mobile
Post by DiamondThief on Jul 5, 2017 11:26:04 GMT -8
Verlon Reed's efforts for the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles has not gone unnoticed.
The quarterback out of Ohio St. and Findlay was named today as the Indoor Football League's Offensive Rookie of the Year. Reed appeared in all 16 games for the Screaming Eagles, starting 15 of them.
Reed ranked third in the IFL in passing yards (2,734), passing yards per game (170.9) and touchdowns (54). He was first in the league in rushing yards (759) and second in rushing yards per game (47.4) and fifth with 16 rushing touchdowns.
He led the Screaming Eagles on game-winning drives three times this season, including in the team's second game of the season, against the Colorado Crush. Reed engineered a game-tying drive, then capped that with a touchdown and two-point conversin in overtime to give the Screaming Eagles their first win of their season, and their franchise. He was awarded IFL Offensive Player of the Week honors for the effort.
Reed also led Salt Lake on a game-winning drive to lift it over the Spokane Empire, 45-42, in the week 18 season finale on June 16. The Screaming Eagles ended the season with a record of 5-11, including a 3-5 mark inside the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.
Reed took a moment earlier in the season to answer some of our questions. That can be found here.
The IFL will conclude its 2017 season this Saturday, June 8 as the Arizona Rattlers (12-4) will face the Sioux Falls Storm (14-2) in the United Bowl. The game is set for a 3:05 p.m. (PDT) kickoff. The Rattlers are in their first season in the IFL, while the Storm are looking for their seventh-straight United Bowl championship. Click the following for SCtoC's United Bowl Preview.
The IFL also announced that Nebraska Danger defensive back Trey Wafford was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year.
UPDATE (7/6/17): Wichita Falls Nighthawks quarterback Charles McCullum was named Offensive Player of the Year; the Defensive Player of the Year award goes to Iowa Barnstormers linebacker Javicz Jones; and Wichita Falls Nighthawks kick returner Tyler Williams is the Special Teams Player of the Year.
UPDATE (7/7/17): McCullum was announced as the IFL's 2017 Most Valuable Player. Dixie Wooten of the Iowa Barnstormers was named the league's Head Coach of the year for his team's 13-3 record, including an 11-game winning streak during the season.
On July 4, the IFL announced that Iowa Barnstormers quarterback Travis Partridge had been named Most Improved Player of the Year, while Green Bay Blizzard wide receiver Jack Bramswig was honored with the Adam Pringle Award for the player or coach who is recognized for their dedication to the community.
The league today also announced the team awards which are as follows:
Franchise of the Year - Arizona Rattlers
Executive of the Year - John Pettit, VP/COO of the Iowa Barnstormers
Best Fan Base - Arizona Rattlers
Best Game Operations - Iowa Barnstormers
Best Cheerleaders/Dance Team - The Sidewinders of the Arizona Rattlers
Community Relations Award - Sioux Falls Storm
Hospitality Award - Green Bay Blizzard
Best Website/Social Media - Nebraska Danger
Best Mascot - Bruiser the Yeti of the Green Bay Blizzard
Best Media Relations - Spokane Empire
On Thursday, the IFL will announce the honors of Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year. Announcement of the IFL's Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year will occur on July 7, on the eve of the United Bowl.
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