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AFL Press Release

Albany's Tommy Grady Named Offensive Player of the Year

Friday July 27, 2018

Grady earns award for second-time in his career

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empire quarterback Tommy Grady has been named 2018 Offensive Player of the Year. Grady becomes the fifth player to win the award twice in his career (Eddie Brown, Damian Harrell, Chris Jackson, and Aaron Garcia)

Grady (6’7, 245, Utah) finished the 2018 regular season completing 228-of-341 passes for 2,960 yards, six interceptions, and 81 passing TDs. Grady led the League in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and pass efficiency (126.2).

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

2018

Tommy Grady

Albany

2017

Randy Hippeard

Tampa Bay

2016

Joe Hills

Jacksonville

2015

Dan Raudabaugh

Philadelphia

2014

Nick Davila

Arizona

2013

Erik Meyer

Spokane

2012

Tommy Grady

Utah

2011

Aaron Garcia

Jacksonville

2010

Chris Greisen

Milwaukee

2008

Chris Jackson

Philadelphia

2007

Siaha Burley

Utah

2006

Damian Harrell

Colorado

2005

Damian Harrell

Colorado

2004

Marcus Nash

Las Vegas

2003

Chris Jackson

Los Angeles

2002

Mark Grieb

San Jose

2001

Aaron Garcia

New York

2000

Mike Horacek

Iowa

1999

Eddie Brown

Albany

1998

Calvin Shexnayder

Arizona

1997

Barry Wagner

Orlando

1996

Eddie Brown

Albany

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