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Brooks Breaks AFL Single Season Kickoff Return Touchdown Record

Sunday August 2, 2015

 PORTLANDPortland Thunder WR/KR Duane Brooks (5-10, 185, Stephen F. Austin) has broken the Arena Football League record for kickoff return touchdowns in a season with his eighth runback, a 56 yard return coming at the 14:46 mark of the third quarter against the Las Vegas Outlaws Saturday evening.

“It’s a surreal feeling to a part of an AFL record,” Brooks stated. “It’s great to see your name amongst other players, but I am still striving to set myself apart from them.”

On the opening kickoff of the second half, Brooks broke through the scrum around the Portland 18 yard line, and carried two Outlaw defenders while stretching into the end-zone.

Duane has received two AFL awards in 2015, having been acknowledged as the J. Lewis Small “Playmaker of the Week” for his four touchdown (2 TD Rec, 2 KRTD) performance in Week 11 vs. LA KISS, and for his record tying 57 yard return against the Spokane Shock.

Duane Brooks 2015 Game by Game Stats:
WK1 LA: 5 REC, 37 YDS, 1 TD; 3 RET, 44 YDS; 0.5 TKL WK2 TB: 2 REC, 18 YDS; 7 RET, 113 YDS WK3 SPK: 1 REC, 11 YDS; 5 RET, 120 YDS; 1 CAR, 8 YDS WK4 @ARI: 4 REC, 33 YDS; 5 RET, 97 YDS; 1 TKL WK5 @SJ: DNP WK6 @PHI: 7 RET, 154 YDS, TD WK7 LA: 1 REC, 6 YDS; 4 RET, 91 YDS, TD; TKL, FR WK8 @ORL: 12 REC, 101 YDS, 2 TDS; 6 RET, 130 YDS WK9 SJ: 3 REC, 29 YDS; 1 CAR, 1 YD; 10 RET, 269 YDS, 2 TDS; 1.0 TKL WK10 @LA: 5 REC, 54 YDS, TDS; 5 RET, 198 YDS, 2 TDS; 1.0 TKL WK11 ARI: 6 REC, 68 YDS, TD; 7 RET, 148 YDS, TD; WK12 SPK: 6 REC, 64 YDS; 4 RET, 73 YDS; WK13 @LV: 7 RET., 148 YDS WK14 JAX: 2 REC, 38 YDS; 3 RET, 57 YDS WK15 @SJ: 5 REC, 31 YDS; 6 RET, 106 YDS WK16 @SPK: 4 REC, 26 YDS; 3 RET, 71 YDS, TD

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