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AFLers in the AAF - First Half in the Books

Dave Carlson
Monday March 11, 2019

Welcome to our look at AFL alumni in the AAF.  We’ll be looking at weeks 4 & 5 this week, as well as giving out the Top player of the first half award.

Players are listed with their last AFL team, 2018 is assumed unless otherwise noted.

Atlanta Legends

Dwayne Hollis (DB, Philadelphia Soul) - No stats recorded in week 4 or 5.

Malachi Jones (WR, Albany Empire, 2018 Wide Receiver and Rookie of the year awards) - Targeted 4 times, with 2 receptions for 50 yards in week 4.  Two receptions for 31 yards in week 5.

Birmingham Iron

Joe Powell (DB, Baltimore Brigade) - One solo tackle in week 4.  Three solo tackles is week 5.

Orlando Apollos

Jordan McCray (C, Baltimore Brigade) - No stats recorded in week 4 or 5.

Earl Okine (DE, 2014 Orlando Predators) - 4 tackles, 3 for a loss, 2 QB hits in week 4.  2 tackles, 1 for a loss, 1 sack and 1 QB hit in week 5.

San Antonio Commanders

Darius Prince (WR, Philadelphia Soul) - No stats recorded in week 4 or 5.

Salt Lake Stallions

Nick Truesdell (TE, 2016 Portland Steel) - 1 reception for 10 yards in week 4. 6 receptions for 71 yards and a TD in week 5.

San Diego Fleet

Donny Hageman (K, LA KISS in 2016) - 1/2 on field goals (46 yards) in week 4 (first missed FG of the season). 3/4 on field goals in week 5, including the 44-yard game winner.

“AFLer of the Week” awards:

Week 5 - Nick Truesdell - 6 receptions, 71 yards, 1 TD

Week 4 - Earl Okine - 4 tackles (3 for a loss) and 2 QB hits.

Week 3 - Earl Okine - 2 tackles (one for loss), 2 QB hits, and a pass defensed

Week 2 - Malachi Jones - 3 receptions, 37 yards, 1 TD.

Week 1 - Nick Truesdell - 3 receptions, 23 yards, 1 TD.

Earl Okine is our first repeat AFLer of the week in week 4.  

Our first half AAF AFL-Alumni MVP is Malachi Jones - 10 reception for 176 yards and 1 TD.


Other top players:

Nick Truesdell - Receiving: 13/114/2

Earl Okine - 15 tackles, 6 for loss, 4 sacks, 8 QB hits, 1 Pass Def.

Donny Hageman - 11/13 on Field Goals

Dave Carlson is the Technical Director of Arenafan Online. Dave graduated with a degree in Computer Information Systems, and has been a member of the Arena Football Internet community since 1991. He is currently a professional web programmer, and has a history in programming sports statistics. Dave is married and lives in Indiana.
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