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AFL Awards Week 14 Players of the Week

Tuesday July 11, 2017

 Teammates Carden and Sonie help their team defeat the previously unbeaten Philadelphia Soul

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore Brigade quarterback Shane Carden and Brigade defensive back Varmah Sonie have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 14, respectively.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Carden (6’2”, 210, East Carolina) threw for five touchdowns, 271 yards and added a rushing touchdown as the Baltimore Brigade beat the previously unbeaten Philadelphia Soul, 49-42, last Saturday. He becomes only the seventh rookie QB since 2000 to defeat a defending ArenaBowl champion.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sonie (5’9”, 180, Northern Iowa) made 8.0 tackles against Philadelphia, but his best contribution was in pass coverage. He was able to cover Soul wide receivers when the game was on the line and came away with a key interception in the 4th quarter.


WEEK 1 – Washington’s Mike Washington (Offensive) and Tampa Bay’s Ceasar Rayford (Defensive)
WEEK 2 – Philadelphia’s Darius Reynolds (Offensive) and Baltimore’s Dexter Davis Jr. (Defensive)
WEEK 3 – Tampa Bay’s Randy Hippeard (Offensive) and Alvin Ray Jackson (Defensive)
WEEK 4 – Philadelphia’s Ryan McDaniel (Offensive) and Dwayne Hollis (Defensive)
WEEK 5 – Tampa Bay’s Randy Hippeard (Offensive) and Paul Stephens (Defensive)
WEEK 6 – Tampa Bay’s Joe Hills (Offensive) and Philadelphia’s Sean Daniels (Defensive)
WEEK 7 – Tampa Bay’s Joe Hills (Offensive) and Philadelphia’s Joe Goosby (Defensive)
WEEK 8 – Baltimore’s Shane Carden (Offensive) and Josh Victorian (Defensive)
WEEK 9 – Cleveland’s Arvell Nelson (Offensive) and Rayshaun Kizer (Defensive)
WEEK 10 – Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh (Offensive) and Tampa Bay’s LaRoche Jackson (Defensive)
WEEK 11 – Philadelphia’s Darius Reynolds (Offensive) and Cleveland’s Kenny Veal (Defensive)
WEEK 12 – Philadelphia’s Sean Kauleinamoku (Offensive) and Kent Richardson (Defensive)
WEEK 13 – Tampa Bay’s Kendrick Ings (Offensive) and Washington’s Tracy Belton (Defensive)


The Arena Football League is now in its 30th Anniversary Season in 2017. 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. Teams slated for 2017 include: Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcasts AFL games each week during the regular season. The Road to ArenaBowl XXX begins Saturday, August 12. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League, follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@aflarenaball).