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Greisen, Spicer and Pettis Receive ArenaFan.com Week Three Honors

Wednesday March 19, 2008

For their performances during the third week of the Arena Football League’s 2008 season, Georgia Force quarterback Chris Greisen, New Orleans VooDoo linebacker Michael Spicer and Dallas Desperados wide receiver/defensive back Will Pettis have been named Offensive Player of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week and Two-Way Player of the Week, respectively, by the writers and staff of ArenaFan.com.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Greisen (6.03, 225 lbs., NW Missouri State)led the Force to its first victory of the season, 58-34 over Los Angeles, after completing26-of-41 pass attempts for 366 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions. He threw touchdowns to four different receivers.

Others considered for Week Three’s Offensive Player of the Week: Orlando WR T.T. Toliver, Orlando QB Shane Stafford, Chicago QB Russ Michna and New Orleans QB Danny Wimprine.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Spicer (6.01, 275 lbs., Western Carolina)posted a league-high three sacks and three pass breakups in the VooDoo’s 76-55 win over previous unbeaten Tampa Bay. He recorded all of his sacks in the second half.

Others considered for Week Three’s Defensive Player of the Week: San Jose DB Clevan Thomas, San Jose DB Marquis Floyd, Chicago DB Dennison Robinson, Philadelphia lineman Gabe Nyenhuis and New Orleans DB Lin-J Shell.

TWO-WAY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Pettis (6.00, 195 lbs., Midwestern) was a force in the second half of the Desperados’ 51-40 win over Colorado. In the first half, last season’s Ironman of the Year posted six grabs for 58 yards. In the second half, he tallied six additional grabs, but four of them went for touchdowns. He also got an interception and tackle in the final 30 minutes. Overall, Pettis finished the game with 12 receptions for 138 yards with four touchdowns; two kickoff returns for 21 yards; one tackle and a 29-yard interception return.

Others considered for Week Three’s Two-Way Player of the Week: Chicago WR/DB DeJuan Alfonzo and New Orleans WR Wendall Williams.

2008 ArenaFan.com Award Winners
WK
OFFENSIVE
DEFENSIVE
TWO-WAY
1
Tony Graziani, PHI
Dennison Robinson,CHI
Robert Redd, CLE
2
Danny Wimprine, NO
Keon Raymond, NO
Mike Brown, PHI
3
Chris Greisen, GEO
Michale Spicer, NO
Will Pettis, DAL


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