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Ortiz, Greisen and Moye-Moore earn weekly AFL honors
Courtesy of Arena Football League
Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Tampa Bay linebacker ERIC ORTIZ, Milwaukee quarterback CHRIS GREISEN and Orlando linebacker MARLON MOYE-MOORE have been named the JLS Ironman, Russell Athletic Offensive Players and Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, for Week 17 of 2010. In addition to these three awards, the AFL is also highlighting the player who makes the best Catch of the Week, the Playmaker of the Week and the Highlight of the Week. The Cutters Catch of the Week Award for Week 17 goes to Utah wide receiver AARON BOONE, while Milwaukee wide receiver DAMIAN HARRELL and Jacksonville defensive back MICHEAUX ROBINSON have been named the Playmakers of the Week. The Highlight of the Week award has gone to Spokane defensive back MERVIN BROOKINS.
JLS IRONMAN OF THE WEEK
Ortiz (6-3, 255, Belhaven) gave Tampa Bay the momentum they needed to jumpstart the offense, scoring the first two touchdowns for the Storm after falling to a 10-0 deficit. After a shutout in the first quarter, Ortiz scored his first touchdown from a 1-yard carry. Less than three minutes later, Ortiz ran in 4-yard pitch from QB Dietz, taking a 14-10 lead. Tampa Bay would never let Alabama recapture the lead. In the 53-29 victory, Ortiz was also a force for the defense, accumulating 4.5 tackles.
RUSSELL ATHLETIC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Greisen (6-3, 220, NW Missouri) exhausted the Barnstormers defense, pulling off a thrilling 75-67 win to clinch the Midwest Division for Milwaukee. Greisen�s outstanding game statistics explain why he is No. 1 in total offense (4,947) and total passing (4,942) this season, more than 100 yards over the next contender in each category. Against Iowa, Greisen completed 30-of-40 passes for eight touchdowns and a season-high 413 yards.
RIDDELL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Moye-Moore (6-2, 250, Maryland) had the experience the Predators needed to beat Oklahoma City and clinch a spot in the playoffs. The six-year veteran caught his second interception of the season at the end of the first quarter, running it back for a 13-yard touchdown. Moye-Moore also had a season-high nine tackles and one tackle for loss. Tanner Varner also had a tremendous game for the Iowa Barnstormers, catching an interception for a 56-yard touchdown and nine tackles in the night.
07/27 15:14:59 ET
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