Arena Football: Randy Hippeard, Torez Jones Earn Week 1 Awards

April 19, 2018 • Ben Heck • Arena Football League, Baltimore Brigade, Front Page, Philadelphia Soul

The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore’s Randy Hippeard and Philadelphia’s Torez Jones have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 1, respectively.

Offensive Player of the Week – QB Randy Hippeard (6’3, 230, Virginia Wise) had a very impressive debut with the Baltimore Brigade (1-0) in their 61-56 victory over the Washington Valor (0-1). The 2017 AFL MVP completed 22-of-31 passes for 240 yards and five touchdowns. He added an additional six yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Only one week into the season, Hippeard leads the League in pass completion percentage (71.0%) and rushing touchdowns (2).

Defensive Player of the Week – DB Torez Jones (6’1, 190, Western Carolina) began the 2018 season with a notable stat line in Philadelphia’s (1-0) 56-35 win over the Albany Empire (0-1). The second-year defensive back recorded 5.5 tackles, one fumble recovery, and an 18-yard interception return. He leads the AFL in passes defended with two pass breakups and one interception.

Photo: Philadelphia Soul’s official website

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