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Albany's Hayworth Hicks Named Offensive Lineman of the Year

Wednesday July 18, 2018

 Hicks a key member of the Empire offensive line

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empire offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks has been named 2018 AFL Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Hicks (6’3, 330, Iowa State) started all 12 games for the Empire in 2018 and was a key member of the offensive line that allowed a League-low four sacks in 341 passing attempts (1.2%). Behind that line, the Empire led the League in scoring offense (53.8 points per game) and passing touchdowns (81).

AFL OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

OF THE YEAR

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

2018

Hayworth Hicks

Albany

2017

Wayne Tribue

Philadelphia

2016

Jordan Mudge

Arizona

2015

Shannon Breen

Philadelphia

2014

Rich Ranglin

San Jose

2013

Billy Eisenhardt

Arizona

2012

Kyle Young

Arizona

2011

Rich Ranglin

Kansas City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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