By Hunter Jones
Offensive Player of the Week
Colin Hart, Running back, Sioux Falls Sparrows: 20 carries, 251 yards, 12.6 YPC, 6 TDs
There’s a saying that some players just have a nose for the end zone. Colin Hart had a nose for the end zone this week. Six rushing touchdowns is a great performance alone but having 251 yards on 20 carries for a 12.6 YPC on top of six touchdowns, all of which are season highs, is borderline unfair. Hart’s most recent performance marks his second 200-yard game, his first coming in his debut SFL game where he rushed for 234 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Honorable Mention: Ron Cockren, Qusrterback, Alaska Storm, 43/48, 426 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs, 138.4 QBR
After a couple weeks in which Ron Cockren was not playing like his usual self (one touchdown, seven interceptions in weeks seven and eight), he bounced back big time against the red-hot Tulsa Desperados. Cockren threw for 426 yards (season high), five touchdowns (season high) and no interceptions on an 89.6 completion percentage (season high). This is Cockren’s third game with over 400 passing yards this season. Just when it looked like he was starting to look vulnerable, he reminds why he is one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the league.
Defensive Player of the Week
Alex Dominguez, Defensive Tackle, 5.5 sacks, 9 total tackles
Another week, another dominant Alex Dominguez performance. After keeping him off the list for a couple weeks to give a few others the spotlight, he’s back. His 5.5 sack game is his 2nd highest sack total in a game this season, and his season-high is tied with two six-sack games in weeks one and seven. His career sack total is officially at 99.5 sacks, so expect him to eclipse the century mark next week.
Honorable Mention: CB Steve Vetack, 2 INTs, 6 total tackles
In what can only be described as a defensive standstill, the Indianapolis Red Devils fell just short of upsetting the Chicago Wildcats. Despite the loss, Red Devils cornerback Steve Vetack still put in a very good performance. Vetack was able to grab a season-high two interceptions and rack up an additional six tackles. On the season, Vetack has five interceptions this season, tied for fifth in the league and leading his team in interceptions. This is Vetack’s fifth game with five or more total tackles.