By Hunter Jones
Offensive Player Of The Week
Christian Christiansen, Quarterback, Tallahassee Pride – 23/28, 397 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs, 158.3 QBR
So far this season, quarterback Christian Christiansen went from reigning MVP to second fiddle to MVP-hopeful running back, Jaye Eniola. But in Week 10, Christiansen reminded everyone why he was the MVP of Season 10, throwing for just under 400 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs and an 82.1 completion percentage. On top of that, Christiansen is the first quarterback in the Player of the Week series to have a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3.
Honorable Mention: Kentez Johnson, Quarterback, Houston Hyenas – 34/43, 402 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Quarterback Kentez Johnson has been getting an enlarged role in the offense throughout the season, starting the first five games of the season with an average 30.2 passing attempts per game. Through the past four games, Johnson has averaged 41 passing attempts per game. He’s handled his expanded role well, throwing nine touchdowns to just five interceptions in the latest four-game stretch, compared to 12 touchdowns to 11 interceptions in his first five starts. This game tied Johnson’s career-high in touchdowns (four) and set a new career-high in passing yards (402).
Defensive Player Of The Week
Jay Ringgold, Cornerback, Sioux Falls Sparrows – 2 INTs, 1 TD, 9 total tackles
Despite the loss to the undefeated Alaska Storm, Sioux Falls Sparrows cornerback Jay Ringgold had the game of his life. Racking up nine total tackles, grabbing two of quarterback Ron Cockren’s three interceptions and returning one for a touchdown. He set career highs in tackles (nine), interceptions (two) and defensive touchdowns (one). Ringgold has three interceptions on the season, tying for second most on the team and is the only defensive player on the Sparrows to take one back for six.
Honorable Mention: Brady Clarke, Free Safety, Oklahoma City Renegades, 1 INT, 2 TFLs, ½ sack, 7 total tackles
Free safety Brady Clarke had an overall great game for the Renegades this week. While the performance couldn’t translate to a desperately needed win for the Renegades, it shouldn’t diminish such an overall game for Clarke. Clarke grabbed the lone interception thrown by quarterback Xander Gold, got in for a half-sack on a safety blitz, got two tackles for loss, and racked up seven total tackles. Clarke did a little bit of everything this week.