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Pettis, Hawkins receive ArenaFan.com Week Four honors

Wednesday March 28, 2007

For their performances during the fourth week of the Arena Football League 2007 season, Will Pettis (WR/DB, Dallas Desperados) has been named Offensive Player of the Week and Two-Way Player of the Week, and Ahmad Hawkins (DB, Nashville Kats) has been named Defensive Player of the Week by the writers and staff of ArenaFan.com.

Offensive Player of the Week/2-Way Player of the Week: Will Pettis had five touchdown passes on 12 catches for 108 yards and three rushes for 14 yards and one touchdown on offense, four kickoff returns for 105 yards, including a 58 yard touchdown on special teams, and  four tackles and two breakups on defense to help the Dallas Desperados defeat the Orlando Predators 70-49.  For Pettis, who was named to the All-Rookie team in 2003 and was named to to the All-Ironman team three times, this is his second 2-Way player of the Week award in 2007, and his first Offensive Player of the Week Award.

Other players considered for the ArenaFan.com Week Four Offensive Player of the Week were Sherdrick Bonner (Arizona Rattlers), Joe Germaine (Utah Blaze), Tony Graziani (Utah Blaze), and Chris Greisen (Georgia Force).

Other players considered for the ArenaFan.com Week Four Two-Way Player of the Week were Mike Brown (Philadelphia Soul), Kevin McKenzie (Arizona Rattlers), and Lawrence Samuels (Tampa Bay Storm).

Defensive Player of the Week: Ahmad Hawkins had three interceptions for 64 yards, including a 48 yard touchdown, 1 assist and 1 breakup in the Nashville Kats 70-63 victory over the Austin Wranglers. Hawkins is in his fifth AFL season, having spent his first four with the Colorado Crush.

Other players considered for the ArenaFan.com Week Four Defensive Player of the Week were Orshawante Bryant (Utah Blaze), Willie Gary, (Georgia Force), and Lawrence Samuels (Tampa Bay Storm).

2007 ArenaFan.com Award Winners

Offensive Player of the Week

Week 1 – Chris Greisen (QB, Georgia Force)
Week 2 – Kevin Prentiss (WR, Las Vegas Gladiators)
Week 3 – Bobby Sippio (WR, Chicago Rush)
Week 4 – Will Pettis (WR/DB, Dallas Desperados)


Defensive Player of the Week
Week 1 – Kenny McEntyre (DB, Kansas City Brigade)
Week 2 – Jeremy Unertl (DB, Chicago Rush)
Week 3 – Jermaine Jones (DB, Dallas Desperados)
Week 4 – Ahmad Hawkins (DB, Nashville Kats)

Two-Way Player of the Week
Week 1 – Jerome Riley (WR/DB, Grand Rapids Rampage)
Week 2 – Will Pettis (WR/DB, Dallas Desperados)
Week 3 – Rodney Filer (FB/LB, Tampa Bay Storm)
Week 4 – Will Pettis (WR/DB, Dallas Desperados) (2)

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