Arizona's Kellem, San Jose's Gray earn AFL awards
Monday August 24, 2015
LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League Office announced today that Arizona Rattlers defensive back Jeremy Kellem has been named the Go RVing Defensive Back of the Year and San Jose SaberCats wide receiver Reggie Gray has been named Cutters Wide Receiver of the Year.
Kellem (5-10, 195, Middle Tennessee State) led the League with a career-high 14 interceptions in 2015, tied for the third-highest single-season total in AFL history. The four-year veteran and two-time All-Arena selection also finished the regular season with a team-high 95.5 tackles. This is Kellem’s first Go RVing Defensive Back of the Year selection and the second consecutive year an Arizona Rattler has come away with the award (Marquis Floyd, 2014).
Gray (5-10, 185, Western Illinois) set every major single-season receiving record in San Jose history, totaling 162 catches for 1,695 yards and a League-high 44 touchdowns in 2015. Last season’s J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Year, Gray raised his game to a new level in his fifth AFL season, earning First Team All-Arena honors for the first time in his career. This is also his first Cutters Wide Receiver of the Year selection and the first time a San Jose SaberCat has won the award.
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Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. The ESPN family of networks and CBS Sports Network will nationally broadcast AFL games each week for the entire 2015 season. This season will also be the first with Scott C. Butera leading the way as Commissioner. The AFL schedule culminates with ArenaBowl XXVIII Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.