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Albany's Malachi Jones Named Receiver of the Year

Thursday July 19, 2018

 Jones becomes first rookie to win the award

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empire wide receiver Malachi Jones has been named 2018 AFL Receiver of the Year. Jones becomes the first rookie in AFL history to win the award.

Jones (6’3, 215, Appalachian State) appeared in all 12 games for the Empire this season and led the League in reception yards (1,156), receiving yards per game (96.3), and yards per catch (15.0). The rookie ranks second in receiving touchdowns (29) and all-purpose yards (1,196).

 

AFL RECEIVER OF THE YEAR

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

2018

Malachi Jones

Albany

2017

Joe Hills

Tampa Bay

2016

Joe Hills

Jacksonville

2015

Reggie Gray

San Jose

2014

Marco Thomas

Iowa

2013

Adron Tennell

Spokane

2012

Jesse Schmidt

Iowa

2011

Anthony Jones

Dallas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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