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AFL Awards Week 18 Players of the Week

Tuesday August 8, 2017

 Reynolds and Hayes have standout performances as their teams prepare for the Playoffs

– The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul wide receiver Darius Reynolds and Baltimore Brigade defensive lineman Robert Hayes have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 18, respectively.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Reynolds (6’2”, 205, Iowa State) caught seven passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns in Philadelphia’s season finale against the Tampa Bay Storm which resulted in a Soul 41-28 victory. Reynolds capped his 2017 season 2nd in the AFL in scoring, receptions and receiving touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Hayes (6’2”, 270, Shepherd University) corralled 3.0 tackles, notched a sack, forced and recovered a fumble in a losing effort as his Brigade fell 41-35 to the Washington Valor. On the season, he finished with 8.0 sacks and 11.0 tackles for loss, all season highs for his career.

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)
WEEK 15 – Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh (Offensive) and James Romain (Defensive)
WEEK 16 – Washington’s TT Toliver (Offensive) and Tampa Bay’s Alvin Ray Jackson (Defensive)
WEEK 17 – Philadelphia’s Mykel Benson (Offensive) and Cleveland’s Derrick Summers (Defensive)

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