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AFL Awards Week 15 Players of the Week

Tuesday July 18, 2017

 Raudabaugh throws for nine touchdowns; Romain two forced fumbles and an interception help Soul to victory

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh and defensive back James Romain have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 15, respectively.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Raudabaugh (6’3”, 225, Miami-OH) completed 26-of-30 passes (87%) for 330 yards and, a league season high, nine touchdowns in the 68-41 Soul victory over the Washington Valor last Saturday. He began the game throwing 16 straight completions, tying a season high.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – An active Romain (5’11”, 175, Delaware State) made 6.0 tackles, one tackle for loss of yardage, intercepted a pass and forced two fumbles. Two of the three forced turnovers led to Soul touchdowns.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
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)
WEEK 14 – Baltimore’s Shane Carden (Offensive) and Varmah Sonie (Defensive)

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