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Tampa Bay's Ings Named Playmaker of the Year

Thursday August 17, 2017

 Ings led the league with 2,219 all-purpose yards and finished regular season with 26 total touchdowns

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver and kick returner Kendrick Ings has been named 2017 AFL Playmaker of the Year. Explosive on the field, he led the AFL with 2,219 all-purpose yards and finished with 26 total touchdowns, including four touchdowns by kick return.

Ings (5’10”, 180, Miller Grove H.S. - GA) ignited Tampa Bay’s play in 2017. He led the league in kick return yards (1,063), kick return touchdowns (4), all-purpose yards, kick return average (21.7) and kick returns (49). The second-year standout finished 2nd in the AFL with 98 receptions, 3rd in the league with 1,141 receiving yards and 4th in scoring with 26 touchdowns (22 receiving, four by kick return).

 
AFL PLAYMAKERS OF THEY YEAR
 
YEAR
 
PLAYER
 
TEAM
 
2017
 
Kendrick Ings
 
Tampa Bay
 
2016
 
Brandon Thompkins
 
Orlando
 
2015
 
Duane Brooks
 
Portland
 
2014
 
Terrance Sanders
 
Spokane
 
2013
 
Reggie Gray
 
Chicago
 

 

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